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What are the signs and symptoms of mesenteric lymphadenitis?

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With mesenteric lymphadenitis, an upper respiratory tract infection may occur right before any other symptoms appear. This may cause symptoms such as a sore throat. Common symptoms of mesenteric lymphadenitis are tenderness or pain, often in the center or lower right side of the abdomen, and a high fever. Mesenteric lymphadenitis often causes symptoms in the lower right abdomen. So people often mistake it for appendicitis. You may have other signs and symptoms as well. This depends upon the cause of the inflammation. Signs and symptoms include:

  • Feeling ill
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue or lack of energy
  • Raised white blood cell count
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

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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