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What is necrotizing granulomatous lymphadenitis?

What is necrotizing granulomatous lymphadenitis?

GANGRENOUS : The lymph node has to be operated and removed due to the severe infection . ...Read more

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Mesenteric lymph node swelling......Possible crohns/celiac disease?

Mesenteric lymph node swelling......Possible crohns/celiac disease?

Lymphadenopathy: Have you spoken to your doctor about this lymphadenopathy? If so, what makes you jump to crohn's or celiac disease? Lymph nodes can swell from lots of things most often due to infection but many many many causes. Don't jump to severe disease based on an incidental finding. ...Read more

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Reactive lymphadenitis neck gland treatment?

Reactive lymphadenitis neck gland
treatment?

Observation & workup: If it is proven by biopsy , close observation for development of lymphomas. ...Read more

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Are reactive lymphadenitis and TB related?

Are reactive lymphadenitis and TB related?

Reactive: Lymphadenitis merely means that it is an infectious or inflammatory process rather than malignancy. Tuberculous lymph nodes usually are caseating granulomata, but are technically "reactive" because they are not malignant. So the short answer to your question is "yes". Ask your doctor for more details. ...Read more

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What is xanthogranulomatous sialadenitis?

What is  xanthogranulomatous sialadenitis?

Blockage of a gland : Blockage of a salivary gland, most often the parotid gland but can be seen in other glands and even organs like the kidney. Sometimes mistaken for a malignancy which is highly unlikely at your age. ...Read more

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What is infectious granuloma auch as tuberculosis verus cavitary lung cancer?

What is infectious granuloma auch as tuberculosis verus cavitary lung cancer?

Unclear question: Examination of the tissue by a pathologist is the gold standard for diagnosis. However, an apical cavitary lesion in the lung should be treated as tuberculosis, unless proven otherwise. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Reactive lymph nodes, mean cancer?

Reactive lymph nodes, mean cancer?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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CT-Thorax extensive mediastinal lymphadenopathy with central caseation ,tuberculous lymphadenopathy to consider skin test,blood cultural neg itisTB?

Common things common: In India, there is a high prevalence of TB. With those imaging findings, I would be very suspicious of that. Good you're en route to getting a diagnosis and treatment. Of course it could be other diseases, but TB would be at the top of my list. You are young and should be able to pull through this. Keep fighting! ...Read more

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Extensive mediastinal lymphadenopathy with central caseation tuberculous lymphadenopathy to be considered. pl let me know this TB disease?

Extensive mediastinal lymphadenopathy with central caseation  tuberculous lymphadenopathy to be considered. pl let me know this TB disease?

TB: Based on the information you give here, I would say this is most likely TB unless/until proven otherwise. You should certainly be under the care of a specialist (Pulmonary, Infectious Disease) for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Does Tuberculosis neck lymphadenitis cause infertility?

Does Tuberculosis neck lymphadenitis cause infertility?

TB lymphadenitis: No-this disease will not cause u to be infertile. That's at least looking at your 'whole life'. In the short term u may be 'wiped out' from fighting this infection, so sometimes your period won't come (hence you're not fertile for that month). The body does that to devote resources where they need to go -which is getting u better. U will get through this and be healthy enough to have a baby later. ...Read more

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Is fibrotic pulmonary tuberculosis contagious?

Is fibrotic pulmonary tuberculosis contagious?

yes if active: Any form of active pulmonary tuberculosis can be contagious. Fibrotic only refers to the appearance on imaging. Active pulm TB can have many appearances including fibrotic, cavitary, nodular, etc. ...Read more

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Does TB lymphadenitis cause infertility?

Does TB lymphadenitis cause infertility?

TB and Infertility: If it was properly treated and is not in your genital tract in a latent fashion, then it will not cause infertility. The fact that you know about it is a good sign. ...Read more

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Male 32,Abdominal CT shows Shotty mesenteric & periaortic Lymph node likely reactive.multiple SB transient intussusception before,can it be cancer?

Male 32,Abdominal CT shows Shotty mesenteric & periaortic Lymph node likely reactive.multiple SB transient intussusception before,can it be cancer?

No: doesn't sound like, however the explanation of the CT findings should be in context with the clinical picture, hence the ordering physician would be able to explain better, best wishes ...Read more

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Many rt. Paratracheal/mediastinal, bilateral hilar nodes consistent w/metastasis. Right subcarinal metastatic node mass 3cm. Max suv 9.1. Lung cancer?

Many rt. Paratracheal/mediastinal, bilateral hilar nodes consistent w/metastasis. Right subcarinal metastatic node mass 3cm. Max suv 9.1.  Lung cancer?

Needs Biopsy: Is there a known primary cancer? If not, you will need a biopsy of one of the nodes. Your doctor may suggest a mediastinoscopy and biopsy to get a tissue specimen. There are other causes of mediastinal node enlargement such as infection and sarcoidosis so it is important to make a definite diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is subcentimeter bilateral inguinal lymph nodes?

What is subcentimeter bilateral inguinal lymph nodes?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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CTshows Spleen 17cm ,small Axillary Lymph nodes, retroperitoneal lymph nodes& mesentric lymph node noted, normal blood count &bone marrow,no infection?

CTshows Spleen 17cm ,small Axillary Lymph nodes, retroperitoneal lymph nodes& mesentric lymph node noted, normal blood count &bone marrow,no infection?

Many possibilities: The combination of enlarged spleen and internal lymph nodes could be any of several infections (mononucleosis, syphilis, HIV, and several others, of course depeding on risk); inflammatory conditions like sarcoidosis; various malignancies like lymphoma and others. The doctor(s) who have been evaluating this problem and requested the CT scan are the only ones who can answer accurately. Good luck. ...Read more