Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Lymphadenitis Axillary Underlying Cause

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

Viral infections can also cause swelling of lymph nodes. Lymphadenitis from bacterial infections usually occurs after an injury to the skin.

Skin injuries that may cause axillary lymphadenitis include:

Diseases that cause axillary lymphadenitis include:

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Last Updated: Jan 25, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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