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swollen, tender lymph nodes always from infection?

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
No: There are numerous possibilities and these should be evaluated with full detailed history, physical exam, possible labs and possible biopsy.
Answered on Jul 25, 2014
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