dermatopathic lymphadenitis


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der·mat·o·path·ic lym·phad·e·nop·a·thy

enlargement of lymph nodes, with proliferation of pale-staining interdigitating reticulum cells and macrophages containing fat and melanin; secondary to various forms of dermatitis.

dermatopathic lymphadenitis

A type of lymph-node hyperplasia, which occurs in response to various forms of generalised dermatitis, especially exfoliative types (e.g., psoriasis, mycosis fungoides). It is a T-cell response to skin antigens, processed and presented by interdigitating dendritic cells.