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Lymphofollicular hyperplasia

  • Definition
    • Lymphofollicular hyperplasia is an increase in the size of the lymph node follicles. 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

  • References
    • Armitage JO, Bierman PJ. Approach to the patient with lymphadenopathy and splenomegaly. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 168.