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Glossary for Axillary Swelling

Medical terms related to Axillary Swelling 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.
  • Abscess: This is an area of puss collected in a cavity which is constituted by necrotised tissue
  • Arm symptoms: Symptoms affecting the arm
  • Axillary Swelling: Enlargement, swelling or lump in the axillary (armpit) region.
  • Axillary lymphadenopathy: in localized axillary lymphadenopathy, the enlargement is restricted to lymph nodes in the axillary areas (both arm pits)
  • Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
  • Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
  • Breast cancer: A condition which is characterized by the presence of malignant tissue within breast tissue
  • Breast lump: Lump in the breast or on the skin area
  • 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.
  • Chronic abscess: hronic abscess occurs in women who are not breastfeeding
  • Coccidiomycosis:
  • Cytomegalovirus: A easily transmissible viral infection that is common but generally causes no symptoms except in infants and people with weakened immune systems.
  • Diabetes-like symptoms: Symptoms similar to those of diabetes
  • Fever: Raised body temperature usually with other symptoms.
  • Fungal infections: Symptoms from various fungal infections
  • Fungal symptoms: Symptoms from various fungal infections
  • HIV disease:
  • HIV/AIDS: HIV is a sexually transmitted virus and AIDS is the progressive immune failure that HIV causes.
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa: A bacterial skin infection that occurs when sweat glands become blocked. Inflamed, pus producing nodules develop and eventually cause scarring. Mainly affects sweat glands in the armpits, groin, breasts and anal areas.
  • Histoplasmosis: Lung infection from fungus Histoplasma capsulatum
  • Hodgkin's Disease: A form of cancer that affects the lymphatic system.
  • Infection: Infections as a symptom.
  • Inflammatory breast cancer: Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare and aggressive form of invasive breast cancer, where the skin of the breast becomes red, inflamed and pitted in appearance.
  • Leg symptoms: Symptoms affecting the leg
  • Leukemia: Cancer of the blood cells, usually white blood cells.
  • Limb symptoms: Symptoms affecting the limbs
  • Lipoma: Tumor of fat cells usually just under the skin
  • Lupus: chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare.
  • Lymph symptoms: Symptoms affecting the lymphatic system or lymph nodes
  • Lymphadenitis: Inflammation that occurs in the lymph nodes
  • Lymphoma: Any neoplastic disorder that occurs in lymphoid tissue
  • 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.
  • Myeloproliferative disease:
  • Myeloproliferative diseases: Myeloproliferative diseases are a diverse group of diseases characterised by proliferation of cells in one or more blood cell lines, but is distinct from leukemia. Diseases include chronic myelogenous leukemia, polycythemia rubra vera, myelofibrosis and essential thrmbocythemia.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: A condition which is any neoplastic disorder of the lymphoid tissue
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: A condition which is any neoplastic disorder of the lymphoid tissue
  • Respiratory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
  • 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.
  • Sebaceous cyst: Cyst producing sebum.
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • Septicemia: A systemic inflammatory response to an infection.
  • Shingles: Infectious viral infection occuring years after chickenpox infection.
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
  • Sporotrichosis: A fungal skin infection caused by the fungus Sporothrix schenckii. Usually only the skin is infected but bones, lungs and central nervous system can rarely be affected also. Transmission usually occurs through infection of a skin wound.
  • 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.
  • Temperature symptoms: Abnormalities of body temperature including fever.
  • Toxoplasmosis: Infection often caught from cats and their feces.
  • Tuberculosis: Bacterial infection causing nodules forming, most commonly in the lung.
  • Underarm pain: A feeling of distress and agony caused by the stimulation of pain nerve endings in the underarm
  • Underarm symptoms: Symptoms affecting the underarm area
  • Viral diseases: Any disease that is caused by a virus

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