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Flashcards in Lymphadenopathy Deck (6):
1

What is the most likely cause of a painful lymphadenopathy?

Usually caused by the draining of an area of acute infection

2

What are the 3 common causes of a painless lymphadenopathy?

Chronic inflammation
Metastatic carcinoma
Lymphoma

3

Enlargement of lymph nodes seen with rheumatoid arthritis or in early stages of HIV infection are often caused by hyperplasia of what area of the lymph node?

Follicular (B-cell region)

4

Why is follicular hyperplasia seen with early HIV infection?

CD4+ T cells are within the follicular region, which is the target for HIV infection

5

Infectious mononucleosis or other viral infections will cause hyperplasia to what are of the lymph node?

Paracortex (T-cell region)

6

Lymph nodes draining a tissue with cancer can have hyperplasia of what?

Sinus histiocytes