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Lymphofollicular hyperplasia

Definition

Lymphofollicular hyperplasia is an increase in the size of the lymph node follicles. These follicles contain normal white blood cells called lymphocytes. Your body produces more lymphocytes to help the lymph nodes prevent bacteria, viruses, and other types of germs from entering the bloodstream.

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Alternative Names

Lymphadenopathy; Lymphofollicular hypertrophy

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Symptoms

Signs and tests

Treatment

Support Groups

Expectations (prognosis)

Complications

Calling your health care provider

Prevention

References

Armitage JO. Approach to the patient with lymphadenopathy and splenomegaly. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. . 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 174.

Powell LD, Baum LG. Overview and compartmentalization of the immune system. In: Hoffman R, Benz EJ Jr, Shattil SJ, et al, eds. . 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier; 2008:chap 10.

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