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
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:
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Current as of:
August 9, 2016
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
& Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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