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Lymphoid hyperplasia

Definition

Lymphoid hyperplasia is a rapid increase in the number of normal cells (called lymphocytes) that are contained in lymph nodes.

These cells increase in number to help lymph nodes prevent bacteria, viruses, and other types of germs from spreading through the body.

Alternative Names

Lymphoid hypertrophy

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Symptoms

Signs and tests

Treatment

Support Groups

Expectations (prognosis)

Complications

Calling your health care provider

Prevention

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