DISORDERS OF LYMPHATIC SYSTEM
HODGKIN'S DISEASE/HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMA
This is a type of cancer of the lymphatic system. It can start almost
anywhere in the body. It is believed to be caused by HIV, Epstein-Barr Syndrome,
age and family history. Symptoms include weight loss, fever, swollen lymph
nodes, night sweats, itchy skin, fatigue, chest pain, coughing or trouble
swallowing.
NON-HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMA
Lymphoma is a usually malignant cancer. It is caused by the body producing
too many abnormal white blood cells. It is not the same as Hodgkin's Disease.
Symptoms usually include painless, enlarged lymph node or nodes in the neck,
weakness, fever, weight loss, and anemia.
LYMPHADENITIS
It is an infection of the lymph nodes usually caused by a virus, bacteria or
fungi. Symptoms include redness or swelling around the lymph node.
LYMPHANGITIS
Lymphangitis is an inflammation of the lymph vessels. Symptoms usually
include swelling, redness, warmth, pain or red streaking around the affected area.
LYMPHEDEMA
Lymphedema is the chronic pooling of lymph fluid in the tissue. It usually
starts in the feet or lower legs. It's also a side-effect of some surgical procedures.
LYMPHOCYTOSIS
Lymphocytosis is a high lymphocyte count. It can be caused by an infection,
blood cancer, lymphoma, or autoimmune disorders that are accompanied by
chronic swelling.