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Is mesenteric lymphadenitis life threatening?

Most cases of mesenteric lymphadenitis are neither serious or life threatening. However, mesenteric lymphadenitis may become life threatening if the swollen lymph nodes are caused by a serious bacterial infection that goes untreated. This infection can spread into the blood stream, causing sepsis, a possibly life-threatening condition.

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Should I talk to my doctor about my mesenteric lymphadenitis symptoms?
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Talk to your doctor if you think you have the symptoms of mesenteric lymphadenitis. Although mesente...
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What are the treatment options for mesenteric lymphadenitis?
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There is not much treatment for a normal case of mesenteric lymphadenitis, especially the viral case...
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Can mesenteric lymphadenitis be prevented?
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Mesenteric lymphadenitis usually starts from an infection in the body. Sometimes it is impossible to...
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How does mesenteric lymphadenitis affect the body?
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Mesenteric lymphadenitis can affect the body in several ways. The inflamed lymph nodes of mesent...
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