Neck Lymphadenopathy

Also known as: swollen lymph nodes.

What is neck lymphadenopathy?

Lymph nodes are a vital part of the body when it comes to fighting off infections. Many lymph nodes are present in the neck. When these neck lymph nodes become swollen, this might be due to neck lymphadenopathy.
 

What causes neck lymphadenopathy? 

Neck lymphadenopathy is usually caused by a viral infection elsewhere in the body. This can include diseases such as measles, ear infections, mono, strep throat, skin infections and others. Cancer, immune system disorders and other diseases can also lead to swollen lymph nodes.
 

What are the symptoms of neck lymphadenopathy?

Visible lumps or swelling in the neck are potential symptoms of neck lymphadenopathy. It may also cause pain and tenderness. Other symptoms may include fever, sweating and cold and flu-like symptoms.
 

What are neck lymphadenopathy care options?

Treating the underlying condition that is leading to swollen lymph nodes is the primary treatment for neck lymphadenopathy. In the vast majority of cases, this treatment is antibiotics.

Reviewed by: Yamilet Tirado, MD

This page was last updated on: 3/23/2018 2:10:31 PM

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