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Cause of enlarged mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes? Chest CT clear apart from nodes. Chronic dry cough, breathless, intermittent fevers and lethargy?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Infection vs tumor

Usually enlarged mediastinal and hilar nodes can represent granulomatous infection such as tuberculosis.
In southwest coccidiodomycosis, in midwest brucellosis. Sometimes depends on age and immune system of individual. Most lymphomas either Hodgkins or Nonhodgkins can produce mediastinal and hilar nodes.Should seek physician for work up and therapy.

In brief: Infection vs tumor

Usually enlarged mediastinal and hilar nodes can represent granulomatous infection such as tuberculosis.
In southwest coccidiodomycosis, in midwest brucellosis. Sometimes depends on age and immune system of individual. Most lymphomas either Hodgkins or Nonhodgkins can produce mediastinal and hilar nodes.Should seek physician for work up and therapy.
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
Sarcoidosis will be topping the list.
Dr. Philip Miller
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Multiple causes

infection, inflammation, tumor or inhalered irritants canall cause these issues, which require intensive medical evaluation.

In brief: Multiple causes

infection, inflammation, tumor or inhalered irritants canall cause these issues, which require intensive medical evaluation.
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