- Lymphadenopathy or adenopathy is disease of the lymph nodes, in which they are abnormal in size or consistency. Lymphadenopathy of an inflammatory type (the most common type) is lymphadenitis, producing swollen or enlarged lymph nodes.
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The term lymphadenopathy strictly speaking refers to disease of the lymph nodes, though it is often used to describe the enlargement of the lymph nodes. Similarly, the term lymphadenitis refers to inflammation of a lymph node, but often it is used as a synonym of lymphadenopathy.
Lymphadenopathy due to systemic lupus erythematosus with characteristic necrosis and haematoxylin bodies. Generalized lymphadenopathy is swollen lymph glands in many areas of the body. Usually this is in response to a body-wide infectious disease such as influenza and will go away once the person has recovered,...
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigation Jump to search Persistent generalized lymphadenopathy (PGL) is enlarged, painless, non-tender lymph nodes occurring in a couple of different areas for more than three to six months for which no other reason can be found.
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lymphadenopathy Wikipedia ( medicine ) An abnormal enlargement of the lymph nodes ; it is often a nonspecific sign of infection but is also often of obscure origin and benign .
Infective aetiologies include Tuberculosis, HIV, non-specific or reactive lymphadenopathy to recent lower limb infection or groin infections. Another notable infectious cause is Lymphogranuloma venereum , which is a sexually transmitted infection of the lymphatic system.
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Lymph nodes become inflamed or enlarged in various diseases, which may range from trivial throat infections to life-threatening cancers. The condition of lymph nodes is very important in cancer staging, which decides the treatment to be used and determines the prognosis. Lymphadenopathy refers to glands that are enlarged or swollen. When inflamed or enlarged, lymph nodes can be firm or tender.
Cervical lymphadenopathy is usually defined as cervical lymph node measuring more than 1cm in diameter. His extensive lymphadenopathy adds to the extremely rare cases reported in the literature of hilar, para-tracheal lymphadenopathy, axillary, and retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy.
Erysipelas is an infection typically with a skin rash, usually on any of the legs and toes, face, arms, and fingers. It is an infection of the upper dermis and superficial lymphatics, usually caused by beta-hemolytic group A Streptococcus bacteria on scratches or otherwise infected areas.