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Posted Sept. 4, 2016. Pathology Pathology - Lymph node

Non-Hodgkin’s and Hodgkin’s lymphoma can be differentiated and is shown in the tabulated form.

Sign and Symptom Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma  Hodgkin’s lymphoma
Age  Common at extreme of age Peak at 18 to 38 years. rare at puberty
General condition Often effected Usually excellent
Pruritus usually absent mostly common
Fever Rare in early stage May be present in early stage
Lesion in respiratory and GIT Common Rare
Lymph Nodes  Often symmetrical Often unilateral
Cervical lymph nodes Often bilateral and upper group Often unilateral and lower group
Contiguous spread Rare Common
Response to radiation Immediate Delayed
Epitrochlear lymph nodes  Maybe positive Practically never
Sternal lymph node Practically never Sometimes positive
Leukemic phase May be seen Absent
Extranodal involvement Common Uncommon


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