enlarged lymph nodes


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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.

enlarged lymph nodes

Lymphadenopathy, see there.

Patient discussion about enlarged lymph nodes

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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Eight of 19 patients (42%) achieved greater than 50% decrease in the size of enlarged lymph nodes.
Following the infusion of Xcellerated T Cells, 12 (71%) of 17 patients demonstrated a 50% or greater decrease in the size of their enlarged lymph nodes.
At the time of the ASCO presentation, 14 patients were evaluable, 11 (79%) of whom demonstrated a more than 50% reduction in the size of their enlarged lymph nodes.
Thomas Kipps, from the University of California, San Diego, and lead author of the study, reported that there have been no serious adverse events to date, and early results indicate a 50% or greater reduction of enlarged lymph nodes and spleens in 10 out of these 11 patients.
With activated cellular therapy, enlarged lymph nodes of a patient with HIV/AIDS are removed in an outpatient surgery.
The microfilariae are the main cause of disease symptoms, which include severe skin inflammation and intense itching, enlarged lymph nodes and, in some patients, visual impairment that can ultimately lead to blindness.