A.L.L. Acute lymphocytic leukemia is also called acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
- Lymphocytic colitis
A type of inflammatory disease of the large intestine (colon). The name derives from the microscopic observations of biopsies of the colon. What is seen in the microscope view of colon tissue is an increased number of inflammatory white blood cells (lymphocytes) among the lining cells of the colon. The elderly are most commonly affected […]
Having too many lymphocytes. Lymphocytosis may be a marker that infection or disease is present.
- Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)
Abbreviated LGV. An uncommon genital or anorectal (affecting the anus and/or rectum) infection that is caused by a specific type of Chlamydia trachomatis. Patients typically have tender glands (lymph nodes) in the groin and may recently have had a genital ulcer that resolved on its own. Other patients, in particular those with HIV infection, may […]
Referring to lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, or to tissue in which lymphocytes develop. Lymphoid tissue is full of lymphocytes, such as a lymph node.
- Lymphoid tissue
The part of the body’s immune system that is important for the immune response and helps protect it from infection and foreign bodies. Lymphoid tissue is present throughout the body and includes the lymph nodes, spleen, tonsils, adenoids, and other structures.