mesenteric adenitis


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mesenteric adenitis

an illness with abdominal pain and fever due to enlargement and inflammation of the mesenteric lymph nodes; often mistaken for appendicitis.

mesenteric adenitis

See adenitis.

mesenteric adenitis

Inflammation, probably from virus infection, of the lymph nodes in the MESENTERY. The condition is common in children and can be very difficult to distinguish from APPENDICITIS. Also known as mesenteric lymphadenitis.

Mesenteric adenitis

Inflammation of the lymph nodes which serve the small intestine. Has symptoms similar to appendicitis.
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Yersinia enterocolitica infection typically causes gastroenteritis and mesenteric adenitis.
Relationship to change in diet, loss of positively acquired maternal immunity (early weaning away from breast milk), acute enteritis with hyperperistalsis and mesenteric adenitis have been known to be present in infancy with idiopathic intussusception and the increased incidence in early summer months common in infant intussusception (6).
ivanovii and human mesenteric adenitis (5), suggests that these bacteria can cross the intestinal barrier in humans, cause gastroenteritis, and disseminate into the bloodstream.