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regions of swelling and tenderness of the lymph nodes


an abnormal condition in which tissues exhibit swelling (edema) because of accumulation of lymph


term that refers to lymphatic tumors

Hodgkin's disease

a type of lymphoma characterized as painless swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck, progressing to other regions

Contact dermatitis

a local skin inflammation lasting a few hours or days after being exposed to the antigen (poison ivy)


lymph vessel inflammation

Systematic lupus erythematosus

chronic inflammatory disease caused by a widespread attack of self antigens by the immune system (autoimmunity); characterized by a red rash on the face or other signs


inflammation of the tonsils; usually caused by an infection


abnormal spleen enlargement that can be caused by scarlet fever, syphilis or typhoid fever

Severe combined immune deficiency

nearly complete failure of the lymphocytes to develop properly, in turn causing failure of the immune system's defense of the body; very rare congenital immune disorder


a disease in which the human immunodeficiency virus attacks T-cells, thereby compromising the body's immune system

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