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Swollen lymph node in neck and genital area, lymphocyte test high. Viral infection?

i have a question. my son is 18 months old and he has a swollen lymph node in his neck and around his genital area. like around the pelvic area. his lymphocite test came back a slight bit high. the doctor thinks that its viral . should i be worried that it could be something else?
Asked On : Fri, 17 Feb 2012
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Hello. A single lymph node in the neck and in the inguinal region which is not long standing, and has been accompanied by a viral kind of fever, will mostly be harmless.

At 18 months of age, the lymphocyte count is more than neutrophil normally, so you can be assured.

Now, it this lymph node enlargement stretches for more than a week, you should go in for a repeat CBC and also an FNAC. in the CBC, it is very important for platelets to be adequate and the lymphocytes should be mature or reactive.

Hope this helps. Take care.
Answered: Fri, 17 Feb 2012
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