LYMPH NODE ENLARGEMENT/ LYMPHADENOPATHY
Lymph Nodes play a vital role as a part of our body’s immune system. There are more than 500 lymph nodes in our body. They filter harmful substances that can travel through our body and cause infections. However, sometimes you may develop inflammation or swelling of these lymph nodes. This condition is referred to as Lymphadenopathy (Lymph Node Enlargement). Usually this condition is not a cause of worry unless it’s becomes more generalised or associated with other
What causes Lymph Node Enlargement?
- Common Cold
- Certain skin or scalp infections
- Throat disorders or infections
- Blood cancer, Lymphoma
- Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis ( HLH)
- EBV infection
How is Lymphadenopathy diagnosed?
Lymphadenopathy always is not a dangerous disease. However, since it can contribute as a symptom for a possible tumour, its diagnosis assumes significance. Usually, your doctor will conduct a physical examination to check extension of lymphade- nopathy.
Your doctor will ensure that Lymphadenopathy is not a result of any of your routine medications or infections. If you have a large, swollen area but you’re not feeling sick and you didn’t recently have a cold, flu, upper respiratory infection or skin infec- tion, you’ll need further tests, like complete blood count , peripheral smear examination and imaging scans or a biopsy. Never never believe on FNAC test which is an obsolete test now a days but still being advised by many doctors
How is Lymphadenopathy treated?
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