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A 30-year-old male asked:

I had a scraped knee 2 weeks ago in mexico that was a bit infected. i now have 1 pea size swollen lymph node(femoral groin). could they be related?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
They are related: Many cutaneous infections tht could arise from a scraped knee resulting even in a minor inflammatory response can result in spread of the superficial infection. This would occur via spread up the superficial lymphatics to reach the groin. The result would be a slightly enlarged node. Warm soaks to knee and groin could help by drawing in blood supply and result in some drgree of resolution.
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