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.