Research Paper On Mesenteric Lymphadenitis

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Mesenteric lymphadenitis


Lymphadenitis is a disease in which the lymph nodes, which are tissues that helps the body fight diseases become inflamed. Lymphadenitis mesenteric lymph nodes are an inflammation of the membrane that connects the intestine or colon to the abdominal wall (mesentery).


Signs and symptoms of mesenteric lymphadenitis may last a few days or, rarely up to a couple of weeks. They include:

1. Abdominal pain, often centered on the bottom right, but the pain can sometimes be more widespread 2. Fever

Depending on what is causing the disease, other signs and symptoms may include:

1.Diarrhea 2. Nausea and vomiting 3. General feeling of malaise


Mesenteric lymphadenitis is usually caused by an intestinal infection. There are about 26 meters of intestine in the abdominal cavity. The intestine is the only organ in the body which "is free to move on its cavity", but the mesentery limits movement. If it were not for the mesentery, intestines probably would perform a twist on itself, causing obstruction. The mesenteric lymphadenitis occurs mainly in children and adolescents and often mimics the signs and symptoms of appendicitis.
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Request laboratory tests: Blood tests are used to determine if the child has an infection and what type of infection it is.

Imaging studies: A computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen of the child can help distinguish between appendicitis and mesenteric lymphadenitis. Abdominal ultrasound can also be
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