Adenitis

Adenitis
Classification and external resources
MeSH D008199

Adenitis is a general term for an inflammation of a gland[1] or lymph node.

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Classification

Lymph node adenitis

"Lymph adenitis" or "lymph node adenitis" is caused by bacterial infection in lymph nodes. The infected lymph nodes typically become enlarged, warm and tender. A swelling of lymph nodes due to growth of lymph cells is called lymphadenopathy. Types include:

  • Abdomen
    • Mesenteric adenitis is an inflammation of the mesenteric lymph nodes in the abdomen.[2] If it occurs in the right lower quadrant, it can be mistaken for acute appendicitis, often preceded by a sore throat.

Other

Sebaceous adenitis is an inflammation of the sebaceous glands in the skin. These glands normally produce sebum (skin oil, a lipid-rich secretion) which prevents drying o f the skin.

References

  1. ^ "Adenitis" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  2. ^ Ellis H, Calne R, Watson C. Lecture Notes on General Surgery tenth edition, p.28. ISBN 0-632-06371-8

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  • Adenitis — Clasificación y recursos externos MeSH D008199 …   Wikipedia Español

  • adenitis — f. anat. patol. Inflamación de una glándula o ganglio. Medical Dictionary. 2011. adenitis inflamación de un …   Diccionario médico

  • Adenitis — Ad e*ni tis, n. [Aden + itis.] (Med.) Glandular inflammation. Dunglison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adenītis — (griech.), Drüsenentzündung …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • adenitis — sustantivo femenino 1. Área: medicina Inflamación de los ganglios linfáticos …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • adenitis — (De aden e itis). f. Med. Inflamación de los ganglios linfáticos …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • adenitis — [ad΄ n īt′is] n. [ ADEN(O) + ITIS] glandular inflammation …   English World dictionary

  • adenitis — ► sustantivo femenino MEDICINA Inflamación de las glándulas o de los ganglios linfáticos. IRREG. plural adenitis * * * adenitis (de «aden » e « itis») f. Inflamación de los ganglios linfáticos. * * * adenitis. ( …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • adenitis — {{#}}{{LM A00729}}{{〓}} {{[}}adenitis{{]}} ‹a·de·ni·tis› {{◆}}(pl. adenitis){{◇}} {{《}}▍ s.f.{{》}} Inflamación de los ganglios linfáticos: • La adenitis se manifiesta con un aumento de tamaño del ganglio afectado.{{○}} {{★}}{{\}}ETIMOLOGÍA:{{/}}… …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • adenitis — Inflammation of a lymph node or of a gland. [aden + G. itis, inflammation] mesenteric a. an illness with abdominal pain and fever due to enlargement and inflammation …   Medical dictionary


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