A member asked:

How long it takes for a reactive adenopathy (dueto a bacteria infection ) to disappear after taking the antibiotic . might it stay for 2 months ?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

Lymphadenitis: Bacterial lymphadenitis should resolve in a couple of weeks. Mycobacterium /fungal lymphadenitis will take longer from several weeks to months. If you have significant lymphadenopathy and does not resolve after antibiotic and remains bigger for 2 months- you should f/u with your md and gets further evaluation- to rule out other conditions like lymphoma, autoimmune disease etc.

Answered 9/28/2016

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