Which clinical history is characteristic of lymphadenitis?

Updated: Feb 12, 2019
  • Author: Elizabeth Partridge, MD, MPH, MS; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Patients with a clinical history of any of the following may be at risk for developing lymphadenitis:

  • Symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection, sore throat, earache, coryza, conjunctivitis, or impetigo

  • Fever, irritability, or anorexia

  • Contact with animals, especially kittens or livestock

  • Recent dental care or poor dental health

  • Recent use of hydantoin and/or mesantoin

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