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What are common infections that cause mesenteric lymphadenitis?

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Common infections that cause mesenteric lymphadenitis include:

  • Gastroenteritis. This may result from viral infections such as rotavirus or norovirus. It may also result from bacterial infections such as salmonella, staphylococcus, or streptococcus. Gastroenteritis is often misnamed stomach flu.
  • Yersinia enterocolitica. This is the most common cause of mesenteric lymphadenitis in children. This bacterium can cause gastroenteritis and other problems. It may resemble Crohn's disease or acute appendicitis.

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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