Infection is a problem at the tissue level, and the lymphatic system is usually the ﬁrst defense and the most profoundly affected; thus every doctor is trained to look for infection in the drainage area when lympbadenopathy is met with.
A logical way to treat infections would be to deliver high concentrations of antibiotics where they most count — the infected tissues and the lymphatics. However, direct introduction into lymphatics is invasive and almost all widely used antibiotics have a relatively small molecular weight and are mostly absorbed from the injection site directly into blood capillaries. Regional Lymphatic Therapy is an innovative method of drug delivery that uses the pathophysiology of inﬂammation and combi- nation of available drugs to ensure lymphatic absorption and prolonged residence of therapeutic levels of antibiotics.
This is the ﬁeld of clinical lymphology. This form of treatment results in less antibiotic resistance, negligible side effects, literally no cases of anaphylaxis, reduced cost and a considerable reduction in hospital stay.
Regional Lymphatic Therapy is a new concept in the West but the methods have been practiced in the former USSR for the past 30 years where considerable scientiﬁc work has gone into it with many new developments in prospect. This book represents a cumulative experience from the former USSR and in particular Uzbekistan. lt offers practical solutions to a common health problem dealt with in the most economical and cost effective way, with emphasis on good clinical practice. ISBN 969-8294-01-5