MIAMI Mnemonic for Differential Diagnosis of Lymphadenopathy

MIAMI Mnemonic for Differential Diagnosis of Lymphadenopathy


 - Kaposi sarcoma, leukemias, lymphomas, metastases, skin neoplasms


 - Bacterial: brucellosis, cat-scratch disease (Bartonella), chancroid, cutaneous infections (staphylococcal or streptococcal), lymphogranuloma venereum, primary and secondary syphilis, tuberculosis, tularemia, typhoid fever

 - Granulomatous: berylliosis, coccidioidomycosis, cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis, silicosis

 - Viral: adenovirus, cytomegalovirus, hepatitis, herpes zoster, human immunodeficiency virus, infectious mononucleosis (Epstein-Barr virus), rubella

 - Other: fungal, helminthic, Lyme disease, rickettsial, scrub typhus, toxoplasmosis

Autoimmune disorders

 - Dermatomyositis, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren syndrome, Still disease, systemic lupus erythematosus

 Miscellaneous/unusual conditions

 - Angiofollicular lymph node hyperplasia (Castleman disease), histiocytosis, Kawasaki disease, Kikuchi lymphadenitis, Kimura disease, sarcoidosis

Iatrogenic causes

 - Medications, serum sickness

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Dr. Gerald Diaz
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