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How is mesenteric lymphadenitis treated?

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Mesenteric lymphadenitis often gets better without treatment. Still, you may need medicine to reduce a fever or control pain. Rest, fluids, and warm heat applied to the abdomen may also help relieve symptoms. You may need treatment for the cause of the inflammation. Antibiotics can prevent complications from a severe bacterial infection (septicemia), which can cause death.

From: Mesenteric Lymphadenitis WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Dan Brennan on June 13, 2017

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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 13, 2017

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