Which primary diseases of lymphoid or reticuloendothelial tissue cause lymphadenitis?

Updated: Feb 12, 2019
  • Author: Elizabeth Partridge, MD, MPH, MS; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Primary diseases of lymphoid or reticuloendothelial tissue causing lymphadenitis are as follows:

  • Lymphosarcoma

  • Reticulum cell sarcoma

  • Malignant histocytosis or histocytic lymphoma

  • Nonendemic Burkitt tumor

  • Nasopharyngeal rhabdomyosarcoma

  • Thyroid carcinoma, chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis

  • Histiocytosis X

  • Kikuchi disease

  • Benign sinus histiocytosis

  • Angioimmunoblastic or immunoblastic lymphadenopathy

  • Chronic pseudolymphomatous lymphadenopathy (chronic benign lymphadenopathy)

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