cervical adenitis


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adenitis

 [ad″ĕ-ni´tis]
inflammation of a gland.
cervical adenitis a condition characterized by enlarged, inflamed, and tender lymph nodes of the neck; seen in certain infectious diseases of children, such as acute infections of the throat. Called also cervical lymphadenitis.
cervical adenitis, tuberculous tuberculous cervical lymphadenitis.

cervical adenitis

Etymology: L, cervix + Gk, aden, gland, itis, inflammation
an abnormal condition characterized by enlarged, tender lymph nodes of the neck. It often occurs in association with acute infections of the throat. Most lymph nodes respond well to oral antibiotic treatment. However, some may need to be opened and drained. Children often present with associated fever.
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C-reactive protein in the periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and cervical adenitis (PFAPA) syndrome.
The pathogenesis of periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and cervical adenitis syndrome: a review of current research.
Diagnostic problems of tuberculous cervical adenitis (scrofula).
Only scanty evidence exists to guide the treatment of the syndrome of periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and cervical adenitis, said Dr.
The most common treatments for periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and cervical adenitis (PFAPA) include steroids, cimetidine, and tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, said Dr.
or chills in the absence of upper respiratory infections, with at least one of the three following signs: aphthous ulcers, pharyngitis, or cervical adenitis.
Cervical adenitis and scarlatiniform rash are less common, he noted.
Presence of constitutional symptoms such as headache and/or chills in the absence of upper respiratory infections, with at least one of the three following signs: aphthous ulcers, pharyngitis, or cervical adenitis.