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Glossary for Swollen neck lymph nodes

Medical terms related to Swollen neck lymph nodes or mentioned in this section include:

  • AIDS: A term given to HIV patients who have a low CD4 count (below 200) which means that they have low levels of a type of immune cell called T-cells. AIDS patients tend to develop opportunistic infections and cancers. Opportunistic infections are infections that would not normally affect a person with a healthy immune system. The HIV virus is a virus that attacks the body's immune system.
  • Acne: Pimples and blackheads on the skin
  • Acute pharyngitis: A condition which is characterized by an acute inflammatory reaction of the pharynx
  • Axillary Swelling: Enlargement, swelling or lump in the axillary (armpit) region.
  • Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
  • Bubonic plague: Severe flea-borne bacterial disease
  • Cervical lymphadenopathy: The enlargement of the cervical lymph nodes
  • Classical Hodgkin disease: Hodgkin's disease is a type of cancer characterized by the abnormal proliferation of a type of white blood cell called lymphocyte. Hodgkin's lymphoma is classified into classical types and nodular lymphocyte predominant type. The nodular form tends to be more localized than the classical form. Classical Hodgkin's lymphoma is further subdivided into four subgroups depending on the cell composition of the lymphoma: nodular sclerosing, mixed cellularity, lymphocyte rich and lymphocyte depleted.
  • Cold-like symptoms: Symptoms similar to the common cold.
  • Common cold: Symptoms similar to the common cold.
  • Delayed Viral Syndromes: Syndromes caused by viral infections that are delayed in there appearance
  • Dental conditions: Conditions that affect ones dentition
  • Dental infection: Infection involving the teeth or gums.
  • Diphtheria: Infectious bacterial respiratory disease
  • Ear infection: Infection of the ear - may involve the middle and inner ear.
  • Edema: The abnormal retention of fluid in a given anatomical area
  • Epiglotitis: Inflamation of the epiglottis in the throat
  • Epiglottitis: is the inflammation of the epiglottis and is a medical emergency
  • Esophageal carcinoma: A cancer of the esophagus.
  • Esophagus symptoms: Symptoms affecting the esophagus (digestive throat passage)
  • Groin swelling: Swelling in the groin joint area
  • Gum disease: Dental condition affecting the gums.
  • Gum symptoms: Dental symptoms affecting the gums
  • HIV/AIDS: HIV is a sexually transmitted virus and AIDS is the progressive immune failure that HIV causes.
  • Hodgkin's Disease: A form of cancer that affects the lymphatic system.
  • Impetigo: Contagious skin rash from bacteria
  • Infection: Infections as a symptom.
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: Chronic arthritis affecting children and teens
  • Kawasaki disease: A childhood illness that generally affects the skin, mouth and lymph nodes.
  • Larynx Cancer: Cancer of the voice box or nearby areas.
  • Larynx symptoms: Symptoms affecting the larynx (voice box) in the neck
  • Lemierre's syndrome: A very rare condition where a throat infection leads to secondary infection and blood clot formation in the internal jugular vein. The infected blood clot can then travel to other parts of the body and cause problems. The usual bacterial culprit is Fusobacterium necrophorum.
  • Leukemia: Cancer of the blood cells, usually white blood cells.
  • Lubarsch-Pick syndrome: A rare disorder involving abnormal amyloid deposits in various parts of the body - heart, skin, muscles, stomach and intestines.
  • Lymph symptoms: Symptoms affecting the lymphatic system or lymph nodes
  • Lymphoma: Any neoplastic disorder that occurs in lymphoid tissue
  • Mononucleosis: Common infectious virus.
  • Mouth cancer: Any cancer that occurs in the mouth
  • Mouth symptoms: Symptoms of the mouth or oral area.
  • Mycobacterium bovis: A form of mycobacterium
  • Nasopharyngeal carcinoma: A malignant cancer that occurs in the nasopharynx area which is the upper part of the throat. Often there are no symptoms until the cancer has metastasized to other parts of the body such as the neck.
  • Nasopharynx cancer: A condition which is characterized a malignancy located in the nasopharynx
  • Neck conditions: Any condition that affects the neck
  • Neck pain: Pain affecting the neck
  • Neck swelling: Swelling in or around the neck
  • Neck symptoms: Symptoms affecting the neck
  • Necrobacillosis: A form of bacterial blood infection caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum which can occur as a complication of throat infections. The infection is potentially fatal and can cause the development of abscesses in various parts of the body including the brain and lungs .
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Nodular sclerosing Hodgkin's lymphoma: Hodgkin's disease is a type of cancer characterized by the abnormal proliferation of a type of white blood cell called lymphocyte. Hodgkin's lymphoma is classified into classical types and nodular lymphocyte predominant type. The nodular form tends to be more localized than the classical form. Classical Hodgkin's lymphoma is further subdivided into four subgroups depending on the cell composition of the lymphoma: nodular sclerosing, mixed cellularity, lymphocyte rich and lymphocyte depleted.
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: A condition which is any neoplastic disorder of the lymphoid tissue
  • Occupational Cancer -- Hodgkin's lymphoma: Occupational exposure to wood dust can increase the risk of developing Hodgkin's lymphoma.
  • Omsk hemorrhagic fever: A hemorrhagic fever caused by a virus. A serious outbreak occurred in Omsk and hence the name. Transmission occurs through tick bites. The infection has two phases: the first acute phase involves symptoms such as fever, rash and muscle pain and the second phase occurs after a week or two and involves the central nervous system (e.g. delirium, convulsions).
  • Oral cancer: Cancer (malignant) of the lip or inside the mouth.
  • Peritonsillar abscess: also known as quinsy
  • Pharyngitis: Inflammation of the pharynx.
  • Pharyngoconjunctival fever: An infectious disease usually caused by adenovirus type 3. The infection may be acute, epidemic or sporadic and is more common in children. Infection can be transmitted through swimming pools. The incubation period is 5-9 days.
  • Plague: Any epidemic disease with a high death rate.
  • Quinsy: Tonsil abscess
  • Respiratory diphtheria: Lung infection from Diphtheria
  • Respiratory tract infections:
  • 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.
  • Salivary gland cancer: Salivary gland cancer is a rare form of cancer in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the salivary glands in the mouth, neck or throat
  • Scarlet fever: A complication of infection from strep bacteria such as strep throat.
  • Sebaceous cyst: Cyst producing sebum.
  • Sinus infection: Infection of the sinus cavity.
  • Sinusitis: Inflammation of the sinus passages (as a symptom)
  • Skin bumps: Bumps or lumps on the skin.
  • Skin infection: Infection or inflammation of the skin.
  • Skin infections: Infection or inflammation of the skin.
  • Skin lump: The occurrence of a lump that is located on the skin
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
  • Sore Throat: Discomfort in the throat or with swallowing
  • Sore throat: Discomfort in the throat or with swallowing
  • Strep throat: An infection which occurs in the throat
  • Swelling symptoms: Symptoms causing swelling or enlargement.
  • Swollen glands: Swelling of glands or lymph nodes
  • Swollen lymph nodes: Swelling or enlargement of the lymph nodes
  • Swollen skin: It is caused by build up of fluid in the interstial tissues
  • 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.
  • Throat symptoms: Symptoms affecting the throat
  • Thyroid symptoms: Symptoms affecting the thyroid gland
  • Tonsilitis: Inflammation of the tonsils in the throat.
  • Tonsillitis: A condition which is characterized by inflammation of the tonsils
  • 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
  • Virus associated hemophagocytic syndrome: A fulminant condition characterised by viral infection causing multiple organ infiltrates of haemophagocytic histiocytes.

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Last revision: Nov 21, 2003
 

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