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Dr. Myron Arlen
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In brief: Node response

REACTIVE adenopathy is the benign and reversible enlargement of lymphoid tissue secondary to antigen stimulus.
The lymph node reacts to external stimuli in variable ways Node follicles can increase in size and number; sinuses can enlarge and fill with histiocytes,. At times the node can be replaced by sheets of lymphocytes, immunoblasts and macrophages. In some cases there is a mixture seen.

In brief: Node response

REACTIVE adenopathy is the benign and reversible enlargement of lymphoid tissue secondary to antigen stimulus.
The lymph node reacts to external stimuli in variable ways Node follicles can increase in size and number; sinuses can enlarge and fill with histiocytes,. At times the node can be replaced by sheets of lymphocytes, immunoblasts and macrophages. In some cases there is a mixture seen.
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