What is the role of incision and drainage in the diagnosis of lymphangitis?

Updated: Dec 17, 2018
  • Author: Raymond D Pitetti, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Abscessed areas may require incision and drainage. Cultures and Gram staining of fluid may help in the identification of the causative organism and the selection of appropriate antimicrobial agents.

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