What is mesenteric adenitis and how can it be treated?

Inflammation. Mesenteric adenitis is a condition whereby an infection (usually a bacteria) causes inflammation that affects an area of the intestine. In particular the lymph nodes near the intestine become inflamed. It can be diagnosed by specialized tests or stool culture, and in most cases resolves without special treatment.
Adenitis. Most often it refers to lymph glands in the area of the appendix thereby mimicking an acute appendix. Many times you may have a strep throat that may be causing your intestinal lymph nodes to swell. It is important to make sure that you don't have an acute appendix. If you have a strep it will respond to therapy as well.In some cases warm compresses can offer relief.