Despite the fact that lymph nodes regularly expand to fight infection, a devastating disease can depart a lymph node and pass via the lymphatic system to supplementary nodes, and even to other body tissues. Cancer, for instance, possess the ability to multiply without difficulty through the lymph system; although different cancers differ in how rapidly they assail the nodes.
The free growth of cells and tissues of the lymphatic system can give rise to lymphoma, or lymph cancer. Lymphomas are categorized into two kinds, namely Hodgkin's or non-Hodgkin’s, which equally can be nasty. Hodgkin's disease is discernible by the enlargement of lymph nodes, especially those located in the neck.
Another infection of the lymphatic system is Lymphedema, which is the swelling caused by the accretion of lymph liquid, which may take place if the lymphatic system is damaged or has malformations. It usually affects the limbs, though face, neck and abdomen may also be affected. Lymphedema, fluid accumulation, can transpire when the flow of liquid in a lymphatic area is sterile.
Lymphadenitis, or adenitis, is also a contagion of the lymphatic system, which results in an inflammation (swelling, softness, and occasionally redness and heating of the overlying skin) of the lymph node owing to an infection of the tissue in the node itself. In children, for example, this situation mainly involves the lymph nodes of the neck.
Though an uncommon type of infection, the Epstein-Barr virus Mycosis fungoides is an exceptional T cell lymphoma that has a consequence on the skin.
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