Which infections can cause inguinofemoral adenopathy which may be mistaken for an abdominal inguinal hernia?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Infections such as toxoplasmosis, tularemia, infectious mononucleosis, actinomycosis, and HIV infection can also cause inguinofemoral adenopathy. In addition, some athletic individuals may have painful reactive inguinal or femoral lymph nodes as a consequence of repeated trauma.


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