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A 48-year-old member asked:

Can lymph nodes stay swollen for 6-12 months after toxoplasmosis infection?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Possible: But that is a very long time. Toxoplasmosis seldom produced significant symptomatic infection in most patients. When it does, it resembles infectious mononucleosis. Lymphatic enlargement for 6-12 months seems excessive and other causes should be excluded.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it normal for only one lymph node to be swollen during infection?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response. Not feeling others does not mean problems as they may simply be deeper.
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Last updated Mar 22, 2020
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