persistent generalized lymphadenopathy

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per·sis·tent gen·er·al·ized lym·phad·e·nop·a·thy

a syndrome characterized by reactive hyperplasia of lymph nodes (of at least 1 month's duration and at two different body sites, not including the inguinal area) in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. The lymph node lesions progress from benign reactive hyperplasia through a stage of mixed follicular hyperplasia to follicular involution with lymphocyte depletion. Many go on to a malignant non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

persistent generalized lymphadenopathy

1. AIDS lymphadenopathy.
2. AIDS.

Persistent generalized lymphadenopathy (PGL)

A condition in which HIV continues to produce chronic painless swellings in the lymph nodes during the latency period.
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per·sis·tent gen·er·al·ized lymph·ad·e·nop·a·thy

(pĕr-sistĕnt jenĕr-ăl-īzd lim-fadĕ-nopă-thē)
Chronic, persistent swellings in the lymph nodes associated with HIV infection and AIDS.
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