Also known as Adenitis and Lymph Gland Infection
Lymphadenopathy is a term meaning "disease of the lymph nodes." It is, however, almost synonymously used with "swollen/enlarged lymph nodes". It could be due to infection, auto-immune disease, or malignancy.Source: Wikipedia
Within all the people who go to their doctor with lymphadenitis, 60% report having sore throat, 55% report having fever, and 53% report having swollen lymph nodes. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of lymphadenitis are swollen lymph nodes, neck mass, and neck swelling, although you may still have lymphadenitis without those symptoms.
Patients with lymphadenitis often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, x-ray computed tomography, urinalysis, intravenous fluid replacement, kidney function tests, electrolytes panel and liver function tests .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with lymphadenitis include augmentin, clindamycin, interferon alfa-n3 (alferon n), naftifine topical, penciclovir topical, lincomycin, fenofibric acid (trilipix), vitamin a, chlorpheniramine / pseudoephedrine, dicloxacillin, cefaclor (ceclor), droperidol and abacavir / lamivudine .
Groups of people at highest risk for lymphadenitis include age 5-14 years age 1-4 years.