Lymph nodes - not lymphoma
Infectious / parasitic disorders
Haemophilus influenzae

Author: William D. DePond, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 2 July 2018, last major update July 2013

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PubMed Search: Haemophilus influenzae [title] lymph nodes

Cite this page: DePond, W. D. Haemophilus influenzae. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/lymphnodeshinfluenzae.html. Accessed July 23rd, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Common infection in patients with agammaglobulinemia, who are prone to infection by encapsulated organisms
  • Other common causes of infectious lymphadenopathy in children are Staph and Strep species
Diagnosis
  • Culture on chocolate agar
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Enlarged node with dense collagenous stroma containing scattered lymphocytes and occasional neutrophils
  • Epithelioid granulomas with occasional multinucleated giant cells
  • No necrosis
  • No organisms identified with special stains
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Patient with agammaglobulinemia

Electron microscopy images

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Rod with capsule