Generalized lymphadenopathy

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Generalized lymphadenopathy
Lymphadenopathy due to systemic lupus erythematosus with characteristic necrosis and haematoxylin bodies. H&E stain.
SpecialtyInfectious disease

Generalized lymphadenopathy is swollen lymph glands in many areas of the body.[1]

Usually this is in response to a body-wide infectious disease such as influenza and will go away once the person has recovered, but sometimes it can persist long-term, even when there is no obvious cause of disease. This is then called persistent generalized lymphadenopathy (PGL).


Generalized lymphadenopathy in individual


  1. "Lymphadenopathy and Malignancy - December 1, 2002 - American Family Physician". Archived from the original on 2002-12-17.

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