A 57 year old woman comes to her family physician with the complaints of fever and lymphadenopathy in her neck.
How will you approach this case?
There are a wide variety of causes of lymphadenopthy. Knowing theses causes helps in making a structured diagnosis. Majority of the causes for enlarged or swollen lymph nodes are benign and secondary to self limiting infectious causes. The probability for malignancy increases with age and should always be ruled out an any patient with lymphadenopathy.
Causes Of Lymphadenopathy: The important causes for lymphadenopathy include:
1. Infectious causes: