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Glossary for Lymph node swelling in children

Medical terms related to Lymph node swelling in children or mentioned in this section include:

  • Allergies: Immune system over-reaction to various substances.
  • Atypical mycobacterial infection:
  • Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
  • Brucellosis: An infectious disease caused by the Brucella genus which is transmitted from animals to humans.
  • Cat scratch disease: An infectious disease transmitted through a cat's bite, scratch or lick and resulting primarily in lymph node pain and swelling. The condition can be mild or severe.
  • Chickenpox: Common viral infection.
  • Child health symptoms: Symptoms related to pediatric (child) health.
  • Chlamydia: Common sexually transmitted disease often without symptoms.
  • Cytomegalovirus: A easily transmissible viral infection that is common but generally causes no symptoms except in infants and people with weakened immune systems.
  • Ear infection: Infection of the ear - may involve the middle and inner ear.
  • Epstein-Barr virus: Common virus causing mononucleosis
  • Fever: Raised body temperature usually with other symptoms.
  • Fungal infections: Symptoms from various fungal infections
  • HIV/AIDS: HIV is a sexually transmitted virus and AIDS is the progressive immune failure that HIV causes.
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Histoplasmosis: Lung infection from fungus Histoplasma capsulatum
  • Impetigo: Contagious skin rash from bacteria
  • Infection: Infections as a symptom.
  • Insect bites:
  • Isoniazid -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Isoniazid during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Kawasaki disease: A childhood illness that generally affects the skin, mouth and lymph nodes.
  • Leukemia: Cancer of the blood cells, usually white blood cells.
  • Lymph symptoms: Symptoms affecting the lymphatic system or lymph nodes
  • Lymphoma: Any neoplastic disorder that occurs in lymphoid tissue
  • Malaria: A parasitic disease transmitted through mosquito bites.
  • Measles: Once common viral infection now rare due to vaccination.
  • Mononucleosis: Common infectious virus.
  • Mumps: An acute viral disease that causes the salivary glands to become swollen, sore and inflamed. Immunization had greatly reduced the incidence of this disease.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Neuroblastoma: neuroblastoma is a malignant (cancerous) tumor of infants and children that develops from nerve tissue
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: A condition which is any neoplastic disorder of the lymphoid tissue
  • Possible human carcinogenic exposure -- Phenytoin: Some evidence indicates that exposure to Phenytoin (an anticonvulsant medication) has a possible link to an increased risk of developing cancer in humans. The carcinogenicity of the substance may be influenced by the duration and level of exposure.
  • Respiratory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma: Soft tissue cancer occurring in children
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: An autoimmune inflammatory condition which primarily affects the joints
  • Rubella: A contagious viral infection caused by the Rubella virus which produces a rash and lymph node swelling. It can have serious implication in pregnant women as the virus can be transmitted through the placenta and cause serious fetal defects or even fetal death.
  • Sarcoidosis: Rare autoimmune disease usually affecting the lungs.
  • Secondary syphilis: A condition which is characterized by fever, multiform skin eruptions, iritis, alopecia, mucous patches and severe pain in the head and joints
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
  • Strep throat: An infection which occurs in the throat
  • Swelling symptoms: Symptoms causing swelling or enlargement.
  • Swollen lymph nodes: Swelling or enlargement of the lymph nodes
  • Syphilis: A sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacteria (Treponema pallidum). The condition is often asymptomatic in the early stages but one or more sores may be present in the early stages. Untreated syphilis usually results in remission of visible symptoms but further severe damage may occur to internal organs and other body tissues which can result in death.
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus: chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare.
  • Toxoplasmosis: Infection often caught from cats and their feces.
  • Tuberculosis: Bacterial infection causing nodules forming, most commonly in the lung.
  • Tularemia: A rare infections disease caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis (a gram-negative pleomorphic coccobacillus). Transmission occurs through contact with infected animals or there habitats e.g. bites from infected insects or other animals, eating infected wild animals, contact with contaminated water and soil. Symptoms can vary greatly depending on the method of infection. For example infection through inhalation can cause symptoms similar to pneumonia, eating infected animals can cause a sore throat and abdominal symptoms and transmission through the skin can cause result in a painful skin ulcer.
  • Upper Respiratory Infection: The occurrence of an infection of the upper respiratory tract
  • Upper respiratory infection: The occurrence of an infection of the upper respiratory tract
  • Viral diseases: Any disease that is caused by a virus

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