How common is lymphadenopathy?

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Lymphadenopathy, or swollen lymph nodes, is a very common condition, especially among children. Your lymph nodes play a major role in your body's ability to fight infections and other illnesses. When they swell, it's usually a sign of an infection, but there can be other underlying causes. Some of these can be serious, such as HIV. Most children have swollen lymph nodes at some point, as they are exposed to various viruses throughout childhood.

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