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How is mesenteric lymphadenitis diagnosed?

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Sometimes mesenteric lymphadenitis causes no symptoms. The doctor may simply spot it while doing imaging tests for some other problem. Sometimes symptoms of mesenteric lymphadenitis may lead you to go to see a doctor. The doctor will ask about these symptoms and take a thorough medical history. He or she may also do some tests. Blood tests may help spot an infection. Urine tests may help rule out a urinary tract infection. An abdominal ultrasound or CT scan can help rule out other causes of symptoms.

From: Mesenteric Lymphadenitis WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Dan Brennan on June 25, 2019

SOURCES:

Frisch, M. , March 9, 2009. BMJ

Macari, M. , 2002. American Journal of Roentgenology

Lucey, B. March 2005. RadioGraphics,

Doherty, G. , The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 2006. CURRENT Diagnosis and Treatment Surgery: Thirteenth Ed.

DeVirgilio, C. Saunders, 2010. Review of Surgery for ABSITE and Boards: Expert Consult,

Zganjer, M. 2005. Bratisl Lek Listy,

Davenport, M. Feb. 24, 1996. BMJ,

Sikorska-Wisniewska, G. , April-June 2006. Med Wieku Rozwoj

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on June 25, 2019

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