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Alternative Names Return to topLymphadenopathy; Lymphofollicular hypertrophy
Definition Return to top
Lymphofollicular hyperplasia is an increase in the size of the lymph follicles. Lymph nodes act as filters that prevent organisms such as bacteria from entering the bloodstream.
See also: Lymphadenitis and lymphangitisUpdate Date: 8/6/2007 Updated by: D. Scott Smith, MD., MSc., DTM., Prof. Medical Microbiology & Immunology, Dept. of Human Biology, Stanford Univ. School of Medicine, Stanford, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.