lymphadenitis
Inflammation of a lymph node or lymph node s. [lymphadeno- + G. -itis, inflammation]
- dermatopathic l. SYN: dermatopathic lymphadenopathy.
- mesenteric l. SYN: mesenteric adenitis.
- paratuberculous l. old term for chronic inflammation of certain lymph node s, not specifically tuberculous ( i.e., tubercle bacilli are not demonstrable), but associated with proved tuberculous inflammation in another part or organ of the body.
- regional l. inflammation of a group of lymph node s receiving drainage from a site of infection.
- regional granulomatous l. SYN: catscratch disease.
- tuberculous l. l. resulting from infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis; tuberculosis of the lymph node s. SYN: tuberculosis l..

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lymph·ad·e·ni·tis .lim-.fad-ən-'īt-əs n inflammation of lymph nodes
lymph·ad·e·nit·ic -'it-ik adj

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n.
inflammation of lymph nodes, which become swollen, painful, and tender. Some cases may be chronic (e.g. tuberculous lymphadenitis) but most are acute and localized adjacent to an area of infection. The most commonly affected lymph nodes are those in the neck, in association with tonsillitis. The lymph nodes help to contain and combat the infection. Occasionally generalized lymphadenitis occurs as a result of virus infections. The treatment is that of the cause.

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lym·phad·e·ni·tis (lim-fad″ə-niґtis) [lymphaden + -itis] inflammation of one or more lymph nodes, usually caused by a primary focus of infection elsewhere in the body.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Lymphadenitis — Lym pha*de*ni tis, n. [NL. See {Lymph}, and {Adenitis}.] (Med.) Inflammation of the lymphatic glands; called also {lymphitis}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lymphadenītis — u. Lymphangeītis (gr.), Entzündung der Lymphdrüsen u. der Lymphgefäße (s. b.) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Lymphadenitis — Lymphadenītis (grch.), Lymphdrüsenentzündung; Lymphadenōm, Drüsengeschwulst; Lymphangiōm, aus erweiterten Lymphgefäßen gebildete Geschwulst; Lymphangītis, Lymphgefäßentzündung; Lymphōm, Drüsengeschwulst …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • lymphadenitis — [lim fad΄ n īt′is] n. [ModL < LYMPH + ADEN + ITIS] inflammation of the lymph nodes …   English World dictionary

  • Lymphadenitis — Als Lymphadenitis oder auch reaktive Lymphknotenschwellung wird die Lymphadenopathie (krankhafte Schwellung von Lymphknoten) aufgrund von akuten oder chronischen Infektionen bezeichnet. Beispiele von Krankheiten, die mit Lymphadenitis einhergehen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • lymphadenitis — n. inflammation of lymph nodes, which become swollen, painful, and tender. Some cases may be chronic (e.g. tuberculous lymphadenitis) but most are acute and localized adjacent to an area of infection. The most commonly affected lymph nodes are… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • lymphadenitis — noun Etymology: New Latin, from lymphaden lymph gland, from lymph + Greek adēn gland more at aden Date: 1860 inflammation of lymph nodes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lymphadenitis — Inflammation of lymph nodes …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • lymphadenitis — /lim fad n uy tis, lim feuh dn /, n. Pathol. inflammation of a lymphatic gland. Also called adenitis. [1875 80; LYMPH + ADEN + ITIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • lymphadenitis — noun Lymphadenopathy …   Wiktionary

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