Lymph nodes may be swollen and tender as part of the systemic response to infection:
Become engorged with lymphocytes and macrophages
May be primarily infected
Infection in distal extre...
Painful swelling, inflammation/infection of lymph nodes
Commonly presents simultaneously with acute cellulitis or abscess if pyogenic cause
Antibiotics based on involved primary or...
History of immune suppression
Concurrent chronic medical illnesses
Unable to take oral medications
Staph species are the most common cause of acute regional lymphadenitis due to pyogenic bacteria
Empiric antibiotic coverage must extend to include CA-MRSA, in addition to coverage ...
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Boyce JM. Severe str...
289.1 Chronic lymphadenitis
289.3 Lymphadenitis, unspecified, except mesenteric
683 Acute lymphadenitis
I88.9 Nonspecific lymphadenitis, unspecified
L04.0 Acute lymphadenitis of face, head ...
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