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what is lymph gland

Jun 13, 2007

Dear sir, what is lymph gland

Response from Dr. Horwath

Lymph glands (or lymph nodes) are part of our immune system. They are small, pea-sized glands located throughout the body, but concentrated in some areas such as the abdomen, axillae (arm pits), and inguinal area. These glands have high concentrations of white blood cells, especially lymphocytes, that are involved in fighting various types of infections. The lymph glands can become enlarged and tender during viral infections (like HIV) or other types of infection. Thus, lymphadenopathy (or swollen lymph nodes) is usually a sign of infection.

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