Hiperplasia linfofolicular

Definición

Es un aumento del tamaño de los folículos linfáticos. Estos folículos contienen glóbulos blancos normales llamados linfocitos. El cuerpo produce más linfocitos para ayudar a impedir el ingreso de bacterias, virus u otros tipos de microbios al torrente sanguíneo.

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Nombres alternativos

Linfadenopatía; Hipertrofia linfofolicular

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Referencias

Armitage JO. Approach to the patient with lymphadenopathy and splenomegaly. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 174.

Powell LD, Baum LG. Overview and compartmentalization of the immune system. In: Hoffman R, Benz EJ Jr, Shattil SJ, et al, eds. Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier; 2008:chap 10.

Revision

Last reviewed 9/1/2013 by Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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