Mesenteric lymphadenitis

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Background

  • Inflammation of mesenteric lymph nodes
  • Frequently mistaken for appendicitis

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

RLQ Pain

Evaluation

  • Frequently found on abdominal CT (when ruling out appendicitis)

Management

Uncomplicated/mild

  • Supportive care (do NOT require antibiotics)

Mod-severely ill

Disposition

Normally discharged home, unless:

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