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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is mesenteric adenitis the same as lymphadenitis?

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Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Location, Location: Lymphadenitis the general term used to describe the inflammation of your lymph nodes (tissues that help your body fight off illness). Mesenteric lymphadenitis is an inflammation of the lymph nodes in the membrane that attaches your intestines to your abdominal wall (mesentery). Mesenteric lymphadenitis is usually the result of an intestinal infection.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is mesenteric adenitis the same thing as mesenteric lymphadenitis?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Yes they are the sam: Mesenteric lymphadenitis is an inflammation of the lymph nodes in the membrane that attaches your intestine, or bowel, to your abdominal wall. Mesenteric lymphadenitis usually results from an intestinal infection. Unlike appendicitis, however, mesenteric lymphadenitis is seldom serious and clears on its own.
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