Cervical Lymphadenitis

  • John H. Dossett
  • Michael Weitekamp
Part of the Clinical Topics in Infectious Disease book series (CLIN.TOP.INFECT)


The diagnostic possibilities of a neck mass are numerous. The differential diagnosis includes developmental abnormalities, benign and malignant neoplasms, and enlarged lymph nodes (Table 12.1). Lymphadenopathy refers to any disease process affecting lymph nodes and is clinically recognized by enlargement of involved nodes.


Kawasaki Disease Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Infectious Mononucleosis Cervical Lymphadenopathy Streptococcal Pharyngitis 
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