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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. These lymph nodes are among the hundreds that help your body fight disease.
Mesenteric Lymphadenitis Causes:
Your lymph nodes play a vital role in your body's ability to fight off illness. They're scattered throughout your body to trap and destroy viruses, bacteria and other harmful organisms.
Signs and symptoms : Abdominal pain, often centered on the lower, right side, but the pain can sometimes be more widespread General abdominal tenderness, Fever. Depending on what's causing the ailment, other signs and symptoms may include: Diarrhea, Nausea and vomiting, general feeling of being unwell (malaise). In some cases, swollen lymph nodes are found on imaging tests for another problem. Mesenteric lymphadenitis that doesn't cause symptoms may need further evaluation.
Treatment: Mild, uncomplicated cases of mesenteric lymphadenitis and those caused by a virus usually go away on their own. Medications used to treat mesenteric lymphadenitis may include:Over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers and fever reducers may help relieve discomfort. However, avoid giving aspirin as this increases the risk of Reye's syndrome in children, Antibiotics may be prescribed for a moderate to severe bacterial infection. For the pain and fever of mesenteric lymphadenitis, have your child, Get plenty of rest.
Mesenteric lymphadenitis disease statistics in Australia: Mesenteric lymphadenitis can occur in adults but is more common in children and adolescents younger than 15 years, and this condition during childhood or adolescence is linked to a significantly reduced risk of ulcerative colitis in adulthood.