Swollen Glands The expansion of glandular tissue often results after infection from some outside agent that has taken residence within the human body. My colleagues consider me a bit of an unconventional renegade because of my view that in order to eliminate a parasitic entity, one must kill the patient. I realize this shocks you. However, this is my office, and I'm in charge. Report to Nurse Floozy. She will hook you up to the machine.