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What is mesenteric lymphadenitis?

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Mesenteric lymphadenitis is an inflammation of lymph nodes. The lymph nodes that become inflamed are in a membrane that attaches the intestine to the abdominal wall. These lymph nodes are among the hundreds that help your body fight disease. They trap and destroy microscopic "invaders" like viruses or bacteria.

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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