What Is Lymphoproliferative Disorder?

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What is lymphoproliferative disorder?

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Lymphoproliferative disorder (LPD) is a disease in which cells called lymphocytes of the lymphatic system grow excessively. People with lymphoproliferative disorders often have compromised immune systems, and are prone to develop severe infections, thus triggering malignancy or cancer.

Lymphoproliferative disorders may be caused by inherited conditions or acquired immune system dysfunction.

Several measures can be used to diagnose lymphoproliferative disorder like complete blood count (CBC), blood test to detect EBV infection, bone scan, X-rays, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

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