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Question benign enlargement of cervical lymph nodes

An 11-year-old Jamaican boy develops a massive benign enlargement of the cervical lymph nodes associated with fever and leukocytosis. Which of the following lymph node disorders could account for these findings?


A. Toxoplasmosis
B. Histiocytic medullary reticulosis
C. Burkitt’s disease
D. Sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy
E. Angioimmunoblastic lymphadenopathy with dysproteinemia
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Ans C .........
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Ans C .other options are strange.what i can logically conclude is C because burkitt lymohoma present with fever ,cervical lymphadenopathy and mononucleosis.
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I also go with C.
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An 11-year-old Jamaican boy develops a massive benign enlargement of the cervical lymph nodes associated with fever and leukocytosis. Which of the following lymph node disorders could account for these findings?


A. Toxoplasmosis
B. Histiocytic medullary reticulosis
C. Burkitt’s disease
D. Sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy
E. Angioimmunoblastic lymphadenopathy with dysproteinemia
i 'll go too with C Burkit lymphoma.... pt is adolescent, he is from Jamaica, these 2 clues are enough for burkitt lymphoma...
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all the answers are strange but also how can be burkitt as it says (begnin)???
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Sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy (SHML) is a rare disorder of unknown etiology, usually associated with lymph node enlargement in various superficial or deep sites. It usually shows a prolonged clinical course with occasional exacerbation and remission phases
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