Also known as Lymphadenopathy, Swollen glands, and Enlargement Of Lymph Nodes
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
The most common causes of swollen lymph nodes are common cold, lymphadenitis, and strep throat. Other possible causes, such as seasonal allergies (hay fever), are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with swollen lymph nodes, 82% report having sore throat, 52% report having fever, and 38% report having ear pain.
Patients with swollen lymph nodes often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), excision, biopsy, influenzavirus antibody assay, other or therapeutic procedures on nose; mouth and pharynx, diagnostic procedures on ear, tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy and other or therapeutic nervous system procedures .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with swollen lymph nodes include penicillin, cetirizine / pseudoephedrine, mesalamine (asacol), cefaclor (ceclor), fluphenazine (prolixin), griseofulvin, dextromethorphan / guaifenesin / phenylephrine, abacavir / lamivudine, cefotaxime, probenecid, naftifine topical, ketotifen ophthalmic and dicloxacillin .
Groups of people at highest risk for swollen lymph nodes include age 15-29 years.