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How can you tell the difference between appendicitis or mesenteric lymphadenitis?
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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine
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In brief: They can be similar
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.

In brief: They can be similar
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.
Dr. Vance Harris
Dr. Vance Harris
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Ct scan
Usually a ct scan is done, and, assuming the appendix is visualized, there is usually a marked swelling of the appendix i.
Appendicitis and not ml.

In brief: Ct scan
Usually a ct scan is done, and, assuming the appendix is visualized, there is usually a marked swelling of the appendix i.
Appendicitis and not ml.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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