A to Z: Lymphadenitisenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn about bacterial infections and problems of the lymphatic system.lymphadenitis, lymph system, immune system, lymph nodes, lymph, bacterial infections, infections, swelling, inflammation, spleen, lymph glands, limf, lymf, limf, infections, a to z, bacterial, swollen lymph nodes, swollen lymph glands, lymph gland infections, lymph node infections10/23/201204/08/201909/02/201917566971-03bb-4a95-ac61-e7d2dfbe7c7ahttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-lymphadenitis.html/<p><em>May also be called: Swollen Lymph Nodes; Swollen Lymph Glands; Lymph Gland Infection; Lymph Node Infection</em></p> <p>Lymphadenitis (lim-fad-uh-NIE-tis) is inflammation of a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/spleen-lymphatic.html/">lymph node</a> caused by an infection of the tissue in the node.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>The lymphatic system, which runs throughout the body, is part of the immune system. It helps to fight off infections by eliminating things like bacteria, viruses, and fungi from the body. Lymph nodes are small structures that filter foreign materials from a fluid called lymph. They're found all along the lymphatic system and are most evident in the neck, armpit, and groin.</p> <p>Lymphadenitis can be a complication of many different <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/infections/">infections</a> and is usually found in the area of an infection, inflammation, or tumor.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Lymphadenitis is usually caused by a bacterial infection that can be easily treated with an antibiotic. When the cause of the lymphadenitis is treated, the inflammation in the lymph nodes should go away.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Immune SystemThe immune system, composed of special cells, proteins, tissues, and organs that protect against germs and microorganisms, is the body's defense against disease.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/immune.html/d5495b69-ecfe-4b16-a87f-a9f5664e71d6
Spleen and Lymphatic SystemThe lymphatic system is an extensive drainage network thatĀ helps keep bodily fluid levels in balance and defends the body against infections.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/spleen.html/e8bb4409-b076-452d-88a9-95109093f178
The Lymphatic SystemThe lymphatic system is an extensive drainage network that helps keep body fluid levels in balance and defends the body against infections.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/spleen-lymphatic.html/e3a04be9-ff40-43f6-858a-909df5c6d4a0
What Are Glands?You've heard of glands, but what are they? Find out in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/glands.html/18e35f17-fa0b-4977-b705-dff0c7e529c7
Word! LymphLymph is a clear fluid that flows through its own vessels located throughout the body.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-lymph.html/9f42b366-fc14-48e3-a407-8a9b665eed0c
Word! Lymph NodeYour wonderful lymph nodes! Lymph nodes are little round or bean-shaped bumps that you usually can't feel unless they become swollen.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-lymph-node.html/4871aa78-48e9-4add-a634-d1479962b4b7
Your Immune SystemThe immune system keeps you healthy. How does it work? Find out in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/immune.html/6b9fad76-c866-450e-81d9-1e625343744f