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The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs. It is made up of Lymph - a fluid that contains white blood cells that defend against germs Lymph vessels - vessels that carry lymph throughout your body. They are different from blood vessels.
Lymph nodes - glands found throughout the lymph vessels. Along with your spleen , these nodes are where white blood cells fight infection. Your bone marrow and thymus produce the cells in lymph. They are part of the system, too.
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Swollen nodes that are close to your collarbone or the lower part of your neck when you're over 40 are more likely to be cancer. This brings down the size of the limb, decreases stress on the skin, and improves mobility. What do the results mean? Women who have breast cancer may get swollen lymph nodes in their armpit. Standard compression garments are available at most pharmacies and drugstores. Cancer of the blood: Uncontrolled, malignant multiplication of lymphocytes as in lymphoma or leukemia. Although some types of stress are normal and….
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Examples of conditions related to localized lymphadenopathy: Conjunctivitis inflammation [swelling] of the membrane of the inner eyelid Upper respiratory infection common cold, strep throat, etc. Tinea skin infection Tonsillitis inflammation of the tonsils Mononucleosis -like syndromes viral infection causing fever, sore throat, and general fatigue Cat-scratch disease infection from a cat bite or scratch Pharyngitis inflammation of the pharynx, or upper part of the tube that leads to the stomach Lymphogranuloma venereum a sexually transmitted disease caused by a type of Chlamydia bacterium Chancroid infectious venereal ulcer Sarcoidosis granular wounds appearing in the liver, lungs, skin, or lymph nodes Tularemia infectious disease transmitted from rodents Plague highly infectious, usually fatal, epidemic disease Examples of conditions related to generalized lymphadenopathy: Epstein-Barr virus herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis and is associated with certain types of cancers.
Toxoplasmosis parasitic disease acquired from contact with cats or their feces or with raw or undercooked meat.
Cytomegalovirus herpes virus infection, often in the salivary glands. Tuberculosis lymphadenitis bacterial infection attacking the lymph nodes.
Secondary syphilis second stage of the sexually transmitted disease syphilis. Hepatitis B blood infection that causes damage to the liver.
Lupus erythematosus red, scaly patches on the face and upper body; cause is unknown. Rheumatoid arthritis inflammation of the joints. Lymphoma solid tumors in the lymphatic system.
Leukemia cancer of the bone marrow. Serum sickness immune system overreaction to injected proteins such as those found in cephalosporins, penicillins, or sulfonamides. Kawasaki disease childhood disease of enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, and bright red rashes on the tongue and hands.
Lyme disease bacterial inflammatory disease transmitted by tick bites. Measles viral infection, especially in children, resulting in fever and skin eruptions.
Mar 4, Lymph nodes are located in groups, and each group drains a specific area of your body. You may be more likely to notice swelling in certain. Feb 1, Swollen lymph nodes are not always a sign of cancer. Are the Causes Symptoms and Signs Doctor Specialists Treatment Complications.
Rubella viral infection, also known as German measles. Brucellosis bacterial infection from diseased animals or tainted meat or milk products. Typhoid fever bacterial infection causing fever, depression, skin eruptions on the chest and abdomen, and diarrhea.