swollen lymph glands


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lymphadenopathy

A generic term for lymph node enlargement of any aetiology, benign or malignant.

Lymphadenopathy, aetiology
Infection
• Viral—Infectious mononucleosis, CMV, HIV.
• Bacterial—Typhoid, TB, syphilis, Yersinia.
Malignancy
• Lymphoproliferative—especially lymphoma
• Metastases.

Storage
Lipid storage, Niemann-Pick, sphingomyelia.

Drugs
Phenytoin, allopurinol, isoniazid.

Immune
Automimmune, rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoid, GVHD.

Benign hyperplasia, Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

swollen lymph glands

Vox populi Lymphadenopathy, see there.

Patient discussion about swollen lymph glands

Q. my friend ate a bar of chocolate and now her left neck gland is swollen any ideas why? no other symptoms

A. it can be an infection -just like brandon said- or although this is rare, it can also be an allergic reaction.
if it is an infection, you can usually find such other infection symptoms like : fever, pain in that swollen area, increased white blood cells (in blood work test), etc.

if it is an allergy, usually it will fade away itself in couple of days, or you can just try to consume anti-allergic drugs, such as : loratadine and maybe combined with dexamethasone.

Good luck, and stay healthy always..

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Almost certainly a swollen lymph gland due to a present or past infection in the ear, nose or throat.
Symptoms can include fever, headache and body aches, a skin rash and swollen lymph glands.
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It brings on chills, delirium and swollen lymph glands and can kill in up to a week.
Headache and chills are followed by a high fever, a sore throat and swollen lymph glands.
The Cleveland Clinic researchers collected their transfer factor from healthy individuals and people with antibodies to the AIDS virus and swollen lymph glands, but not AIDS or ARC.
Most people who become infected with West Nile virus have no symptoms, though about 20 percent develop mild, flulike symptoms, including fever, headache, body aches and, occasionally, a rash and swollen lymph glands.
Glandular fever, or infectious mononucleosis, is a viral infection causing a sore throat, swollen lymph glands and a rash.
A small number, 20 percent, of those infected get symptoms such as fever, headache, body aches, nausea, vomiting, and sometimes swollen lymph glands.
Although symptoms vary depending upon the type of the disease, typical symptoms can include fatigue, excessive bruising, weight loss, bone or joint pain, fever, pale skin, lack of energy, breathlessness or swollen lymph glands.
Up to 20 percent of people who become infected will display symptoms that can include fever, headache, and body aches, nausea, vomiting, and sometimes swollen lymph glands or a skin rash on the chest, stomach and back.
These could be swollen lymph glands which are common with sore throats.