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Lymphofollicular hyperplasia

Lymphofollicular hyperplasia is an increase in the size of the lymph node follicles. These follicles contain normal white blood cells called lymphocytes. Your body produces more lymphocytes to help prevent bacteria, viruses, and other types of germs from entering the bloodstream.

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Lymphadenopathy; Lymphofollicular hypertrophy


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Update Date 9/1/2013

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