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Lymphadenitis

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

What are the symptoms?

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.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

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 .

Common Medications

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 .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for lymphadenitis include age 5-14 years age 1-4 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.4x
1-4 years
2.1x
5-14 years
2.7x
15-29 years
1.5x
30-44 years
1.1x
45-59 years
0.4x
60-74 years
0.3x
75+ years
0.1x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.1x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
1.0x
Other
0.8x
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