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glossary:lymphadenitis

Lymphadenitis:

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) says lymphadenitis is an inflammation of the lymph nodes, which dot the network of lymphatic_vessels and provide a collecting area for the immune_system cells that defend against invaders. Lymphadenitis is not uncommon in children. Causes can include bacterial, viral or other infection. AAFP says people can develop an infection following a cat scratch or bite. Treatment depends on the specific cause of infection and its bacterium.

glossary/lymphadenitis.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)