Lymphadenitis Questions & Answers

Updated: Feb 12, 2019
  • Author: Elizabeth Partridge, MD, MPH, MS; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is lymphadenitis?

What causes increased lymph nodes in lymphadenitis?

Presentation

Which clinical history is characteristic of lymphadenitis?

What are the physical findings characteristic of lymphadenitis?

What should be included in the physical exam for lymphadenitis?

Which physical findings of lymphadenitis suggest malignancy?

Which physical findings of lymphadenitis suggest infection?

What are the manifestations of lymphadenitis by infectious agent?

Which immunologic or connective tissue disorders cause lymphadenitis?

Which primary diseases of lymphoid or reticuloendothelial tissue cause lymphadenitis?

Which immunodeficiency syndromes cause lymphadenitis?

Which metabolic and storage diseases cause lymphadenitis?

Which hematopoietic diseases cause lymphadenitis?

Which miscellaneous disorders cause lymphadenitis?

Which medications cause lymphadenitis?

DDX

What are diagnostic considerations for regional lymphadenitis?

What should be included in the differential diagnoses for cervical lymph nodes lymphadenitis?

What should be included in the differential diagnoses for axillary lymph nodes lymphadenitis?

What should be included in the differential diagnoses of lymphadenitis of the epitrochlear lymph nodes?

What should be included in the differential diagnoses for supraclavicular lymph nodes lymphadenitis?

What should be included in the differential diagnoses for inguinal lymph nodes lymphadenitis?

What should be included in the differential diagnoses for hilar lymph nodes lymphadenitis?

What should be included in the differential diagnoses for intra-abdominal or retroperitoneal lymph nodes lymphadenitis?

What should be included in the differential diagnoses for generalized lymphadenitis?

What are the differential diagnoses for Lymphadenitis?

Workup

What is the role of lab studies in the workup of lymphadenitis?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of lymphadenitis?

Which procedures are indicated in the workup of lymphadenitis?

Treatment

What are the treatment options for lymphadenitis involve?

When is antimicrobial therapy indicated in the treatment of lymphadenitis?

What is the role of chemotherapy and radiotherapy in the treatment of lymphadenitis?

Which specialist consultations may be needed for the treatment of lymphadenitis?

Follow-up

What are possible complications of lymphadenitis?

What is the prognosis of lymphadenitis?