Enlarged lymph nodes in children are usually from a benign process and are most commonly noted in the ages of 1-8. However, they warrant close study and possible work-up to treat infections and malignancies.
Signs/Symptoms that can represent malignancy:
Many causes of lymphadenopathy:
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