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Lymphatic System

Health Assessment

TermDefinition
acute lymphangitis inflammation of one or more lymphatic vessels
acute suppurative lymphadenitis infection and inflammation of a lymph nope; may affect a single node or localized group of nodes
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; initial symptoms include lymphadenopathy, fatigue, fever, arthralgias and weight loss
Epstein-Barr virus mononucleosis infections mononucleosis marked by firm, discrete, tender lymph nodes of anterior and posterior cervical chains and the submandibular lymph nodes
fluctuant wavelike motion that is felt when lymph node is palpated
herpes simplex group of acute infections caused by human herpes virus 1 or 2; marked by enlargement of anterior cervical and submandibular nodes
Hodgkin disease malignant lymphoma marked by asymmetrical enlargement of the cervical lymph nodes often in the posterior triangle, rubbery and non painful
HIV characterized by the dysfunction of cell-mediated immunity
lymphadenopathy enlarged lymph nodes
lymphangitis inflammation of lymphatics that drain an area of infection; tender erythematous streaks extend proximally from the infected area; regional nodes also tender
lymphangioma congenital malformation of dilated lymphatics
lymphatic filariasis massive accumulation of lymphedema throughout the body; most common cause of secondary lymphedema worldwide; aka elephantiasis
lymphedema edematous swelling caused by excessive accumulation of lymph fluid in tissues caused by inadequate lymph drainage
matted group of nodes the feel connected and seem to move as a unit
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma malignant neoplasm of the lymphatic system and the reticuloendothelial tissues; most often in chest, neck, abdomen, tonsils and skin nodes
serum sickness immune complex disease; mediated by tissue deposition of circulating immune complexes
shotty nodes small, nontender nodes that feel like BB's under skin
toxoplasmosis parasitic zoonosis marked by a single, chronically enlarged, nontender lymph node in the posterior cervical chain
Created by: ryanleoware