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Lymphofollicular hyperplasia

Definition

Lymphofollicular hyperplasia is an increase in the size of the pocket of cells found in lymph node. These follicles contain normal white blood cells called lymphocytes. Your body produces more lymphocytes to help prevent bacteria, viruses, and other types of germs from entering the bloodstream.

Alternative Names

Lymphadenopathy; Lymphofollicular hypertrophy

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Lymphatic system

References

Armitage JO, Bierman PJ. Approach to the patient with lymphadenopathy and splenomegaly. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman-Cecil Medicine. 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 168.