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Can you get lymphedema from a dog scratch?

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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

If the dog scratch causes a severe soft tissue infection of the arm there may be lymphatic insufficiency after the infection has been treated.
If treated appropriately this is usually temproary and not a life long problem.

In brief: Maybe

If the dog scratch causes a severe soft tissue infection of the arm there may be lymphatic insufficiency after the infection has been treated.
If treated appropriately this is usually temproary and not a life long problem.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology

In brief: It would be rare

As dr. Salartash said, about the only way it could happen is if the scratch got badly infected.

In brief: It would be rare

As dr. Salartash said, about the only way it could happen is if the scratch got badly infected.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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