Mesenteric adenitis is pain caused by swollen lymph nodes in the belly. In most cases, it is caused by the body's reaction to an infection. Symptoms are often like those from appendicitis. Your child may have belly pain, nausea, and vomiting. But this condition almost always gets better on its own.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if your child has any problems.
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Current as of: May 12, 2017
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
& Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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