Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Infected Lymph Glands Underlying Cause

Bacteria, such as streptococcus or staphylococcus, are the most common causes of lymphadenitis.

Lymphadenitis from bacterial infections may occur after an injury to the skin. Viral infections can also cause lymphadenitis.

Skin injuries that may lead to lymphadenitis include:

Conditions that may cause lymphadenitis include:

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Last Updated: Feb 7, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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