The characters of the lymphadenitis vary with the nature of the irritant.
Sometimes the lymphadenitis is of an acute character, and the tendency is towards the formation of an abscess.
In uncomplicated diphtheritic laryngitis I expect no lymphadenitis.
lymphadenitis lym·phad·e·ni·tis (lĭm-fād'n-ī'tĭs, lĭm'fə-də-nī'-)
Inflammation of one or more lymph nodes.