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Common Conditions and Diseases of the Lymphatic System

acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) defect in the cellular immunity, the virus attacks lymphocytes and destroys them, resulting in an inability to fight infection
AIDS- related complex (ARC) early stages of AIDS
allergies disorder from overreaction of the immune system to an antigen or allergen
anaphylactic life threatening severe allergic reaction
autoimmune disorders hypersensitivity in which the body reacts against its own antigens
edema excessive fluid in the tissues causing swelling
elephantiasis inflammation, obstruction, and destruction of lymph vessels
Epstein-Barr virus virus thought to cause mononucleosis
hepatits B inflammatory disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis B virus
Hodgkin's disease cancer of the lymphatic cells found in the lymph nodes
lymphadenitis inflammation of the lymph glands
lymphadenopathy enlargement of the lymph nodes
lymphangioma benign mass in the lymph vessel
lymphangitis swelling of the lymphatic vessel due to inflammation
lymphedema abnormal collection of lymph fluid usally found in the extremities
lymphopenia decreased number of lymphocytes
malignant lymphoma cancerous tumor of lymphatic tissue
mononucleosis acute infectious disease with a large number of atypical lymphocytes
non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer of the lymphatic tissue other than Hodgkin's
organ rejection rejection of transplanted tissue as a foreign tissue by the immune system
peritonsillar abscess infection of the tissues between the tonsils and the pharynx
pneumocystis carinii pneumonia pneumonia common in AIDS patients caused by infection with a parasite
sarcoidosis inflammatory disease of the lymph system which may cause lesions
splenomegaly enlargement of the spleen
systemic lupus erythematosus chronic autoimmue disorder of connective tissue
thymoma malignant tumor of the thymus gland
tonsillitis inflammation of the tonsils
Created by: kate8686