- - dermatopathic l. SYN: dermatopathic lymphadenopathy.- paratuberculous l. old term for chronic inflammation of certain lymph node s, not specifically tuberculous ( i.e., tubercle bacilli are not demonstrable), but associated with proved tuberculous inflammation in another part or organ of the body.- tuberculous l. l. resulting from infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis; tuberculosis of the lymph node s. SYN: tuberculosis l..
* * *lymph·ad·e·ni·tis .lim-.fad-ən-'īt-əs n inflammation of lymph nodeslymph·ad·e·nit·ic -'it-ik adj
* * *n.inflammation of lymph nodes, which become swollen, painful, and tender. Some cases may be chronic (e.g. tuberculous lymphadenitis) but most are acute and localized adjacent to an area of infection. The most commonly affected lymph nodes are those in the neck, in association with tonsillitis. The lymph nodes help to contain and combat the infection. Occasionally generalized lymphadenitis occurs as a result of virus infections. The treatment is that of the cause.
* * *lym·phad·e·ni·tis (lim-fad″ə-niґtis) [lymphaden + -itis] inflammation of one or more lymph nodes, usually caused by a primary focus of infection elsewhere in the body.
Medical dictionary. 2011.