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Related to mesenteric adenitis: mesenteric lymph nodes
an illness with abdominal pain and fever due to enlargement and inflammation of the mesenteric lymph nodes; often mistaken for appendicitis.
Synonym(s): mesenteric lymphadenitis
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
mesenteric adenitisInflammation, 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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
Inflammation of the lymph nodes which serve the small intestine. Has symptoms similar to appendicitis.
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