LYMPHOMA



INTRODUCTION

It is a condition of Painless, Progressive enlargement of lymphatic tissue within the living body...


TYPES

  • Hodgkins lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkins lymphoma

Hodgkins Lymphoma

The pathogenic feature is presence of classic Reed-Sternberg cells in cellular background. It’s a bi-modal age distribution on at 20's and other at 50's.

Etiology
  1. Sex: Males more affected
  2. Age: Early adult life
  3. Onset: Insidious, slowly
Classification
  1. Lymphocyte predominance
  2. Nodular sclerosis
  3. Mixed cell type
  4. Lymphocyte depleted type

Symptoms and Signs
  1. Large, rubbery superficial lymph nodes
  2. One group of superficial lymph nodes enlarges
  3. Hepato-splenomegaly
  4. Mediastinal [mid- chest bone] or retroperitoneal lymph nodes could also be enlarged
  5. Pain or paralysis may develop
  6. Anemia, dizziness, headache may arise
  7. Pulmonary infiltration

 

INVESTIGATIONS

Blood RE, Bone marrow investigation

 

TREATMENT

Non- Hodgkin's lymphoma has bad prognosis

 

HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES

BARYTA IOD 30

SCROFULARIA NODOSA 30

ARSENIC ALBA 200

IODUM 30

 

NEED PHYSICIAN'S CONSULTATION

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