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Lymphoid hyperplasia

Lymphoid hypertrophy

Lymphoid hyperplasia is an increase in the number of normal cells contained in the lymph nodes. These cells are called lymphocytes. This can occur as a reaction to infection with bacteria, viruses, or other types of germs.

References

Ball JW, Dains JE, Flynn JA, Solomon BS, Stewart RW. Lymphatic system. In: Ball JW, Dains JE, Flynn JA, Solomon BS, Stewart RW, eds. Seidel's Guide to Physical Examination. 9th ed. St Louis, MO: Elsevier; 2019:chap 10.

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      Review Date: 9/1/2021

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