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117 Possible Causes for Absent Tonsils

  • Ataxia Telangiectasia

    The exam may show signs of the following: Tonsils, lymph nodes, and spleen below normal size Decreased to absent deep tendon reflexes Delayed or absent physical and sexual[nlm.nih.gov]

  • X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia

    Diagnosis of XLA Diagnosis of XLA or ARA should be considered in patients with recurrent or severe bacterial infections that also have small or absent tonsils and lymph nodes[immunedisease.com] Patients with XLA have recurrent infections and physical examination have absent lymph nodes and tonsils.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] tonsils and lymph nodes.[primaryimmune.org]

  • Agammaglobulinemia

    Diagnosis of XLA Diagnosis of XLA or ARA should be considered in patients with recurrent or severe bacterial infections that also have small or absent tonsils and lymph nodes[immunedisease.com] Affected boys have a profound defect in B lymphocyte development resulting in severe hypogammaglobulinemia, absence of circulating B cells, small to absent tonsils, no palpable[journals.lww.com] Screening for XLA begins with a blood test that looks for the presence of immunoglobulins, because all of the immunoglobulins (IgG, IgM, and IgA) are absent or exist only[immunedisease.com]

  • X-Linked Hypogammaglobulinemia

    Diagnosis of XLA Diagnosis of XLA or ARA should be considered in patients with recurrent or severe bacterial infections that also have small or absent tonsils and lymph nodes[immunedisease.com] tonsils and lymph nodes.[primaryimmune.org] This includes recurrent bacterial infections occurring at an early age, small or absent tonsils and lymph nodes on physical examination and very low levels of immunoglobulins[invitae.com]

  • Tonsillitis

    First borns were absent because of infectious diseases, bronchitis and pneumonia, as well as ear, nose and throat complaints, tonsillitis or viral influenza.[dictionary.cambridge.org]

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    tonsils and lymph nodes.[primaryimmune.org] tonsils and lymph nodes, recurrent infections, infections with opportunistic organisms such as Pneumocystis, and persistence of infections despite conventional treatment.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The spleen, the tonsils, the adenoids, the Peyer patches in the intestines, and the peripheral lymph nodes may all be reduced in size or absent in individuals with X-linked[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Primary Immune Deficiency Disorder

    Features of SCID • Absent tonsils • Small or absent lymph nodes • Absent thymic shadow • Lymphopenias • Decreased Number of T cells • Severe agammaglobulinemia (Swiss type[slideshare.net] Affected males usually present within the first 2 years of life with recurrent sinopulmonary infections and absent lymph nodes and tonsils [ 5, 9 ].[aacijournal.biomedcentral.com] Immunodeficiency disorders occur when the body's immune response is reduced or absent.[medlineplus.gov]

  • Pulmonary Edema

    Stridor was absent, and she had no signs of airway obstruction. Pulse oximetry was unobtainable because of patient movement.[aafp.org] Both tonsils were markedly enlarged. Immediately on arrival to the postanesthesia care unit, she became restless with signs of respiratory distress.[aafp.org]

  • Sleep Apnea

    Excessive sleepiness is usually absent in younger children, who more commonly show daytime agitation.[intechopen.com] Since tonsil and adenoid hypertrophy is the main cause underlying OSAS in the childhood age range, related clinical aspects may be present, such as mouth breathing syndrome[intechopen.com]

  • Congenital Agammaglobulinemia

    Diagnosis of XLA Diagnosis of XLA or ARA should be considered in patients with recurrent or severe bacterial infections that also have small or absent tonsils and lymph nodes[immunedisease.com] tonsils and lymph nodes.[primaryimmune.org] This includes recurrent bacterial infections occurring at an early age, small or absent tonsils and lymph nodes on physical examination and very low levels of immunoglobulins[invitae.com]

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