A 21-year-old female asked:
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enlarged neck lymph node. cat scan biopsy negative for tumors and cancer. had mono a year ago. lymph node still extremely enlarged dr. says inflamed?

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Dr. Hernani Cualing
29 years experience Pathology
See clinic doc: Persistent enlarged lymph node after a year of mononucleosis is unusual though some rare individuals may have these reactions to the virus Epstein Barr. To know if the lymph node is related to the above, it is best to be examined by a clinic doc or specialist to review adequacy of biopsy or imaging. There are tests on biopsied tissue to tell if Its infection,other non neoplastic or something else
Answered on Feb 23, 2015
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