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Lymphadenopathy

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Lymphadenopathy is disease of the lymph nodes – swollen/enlarged lymph nodes. It could be due to infection, auto-immune disease, or malignancy. Inflammation of a lymph node is called lymphadenitis. In practice, the distinction between lymphadenopathy and lymphadenitis is rarely made. Inflammation of lymph channels is called lymphangitis.