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Would lymphoma cause like just one or 2 palpable nodes or like many through out neck and head? Or if all over would it be more like lupus?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Dx = biopsy or...

You cannot determine to cause of lymph nodes without a clinical context (eg, they resolve on own or are enlarged from infection) or a lymph node biopsy.
The differential diagnosis spans a-to-z -- http://www.Mayoclinicproceedings.Org/article/s0025-6196(11)64620-x/fulltext.

In brief: Dx = biopsy or...

You cannot determine to cause of lymph nodes without a clinical context (eg, they resolve on own or are enlarged from infection) or a lymph node biopsy.
The differential diagnosis spans a-to-z -- http://www.Mayoclinicproceedings.Org/article/s0025-6196(11)64620-x/fulltext.
Dr. Michael Thompson
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Likely Lymphoma

It is less likely that lupus gives pts enlarged lymph nodes.
One or two lymph nodes or multiple is common in lymphomas (hodgkin may give less number and larger nodes?).

In brief: Likely Lymphoma

It is less likely that lupus gives pts enlarged lymph nodes.
One or two lymph nodes or multiple is common in lymphomas (hodgkin may give less number and larger nodes?).
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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