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What causes mesenteric lymphadenitis?

Any case of lymphadenitis generally results from an infection in the body. Inflammation of the lymph nodes in the mesentery (the membrane that attaches the intestine to the wall of the abdomen) is usually caused by an infection in the intestinal region. Lymphatic inflammations usually occur around the area of infection because the lymph nodes are working to kill whatever bacteria or virus is infecting the area. Gastroenteritis caused by a viral infection is one of the most common causes of mesenteric lymphadenitis.

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How is mesenteric lymphadenitis diagnosed?
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Depending on your doctor, mesenteric lymphadenitis may be diagnosed through a number of differen...
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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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What increases my risk for mesenteric lymphadenitis?
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The people who are most at risk to contract a case of mesenteric lymphadenitis are children. Since t...
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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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