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04 Feb 2009

Enlarged lymph nodes
Are enlarged lymph nodes reversible? On the last month of completion of TB treament, all signs are gone, but developed elarged nodes about a month ago.
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01 Jan 0001

Hallo Lolly
Yes enlarged lymphnodes develop due to infection or inflammation and they usually go back to normal size when the infection is cleared. Lymphadenopathy ( enlarged nodes) can develop 6-9 months after initial TB infection and persist for a while. When will you go for follow up examination? Tell the doctor about this, just to ensure that there is not a secondary infection somewhere.
Dr Bets
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