When should I call the doctor about mesenteric lymphadenitis?

Contact your doctor if your child has severe pain in the abdomen that comes on quickly.

What questions should I ask the doctor about mesenteric lymphadenitis?

If your child has mesenteric lymphadenitis, you may want to ask your doctor:

  • How serious is mesenteric lymphadenitis?
  • What complications should I look out for?
  • Is there anything my child should avoid during recovery?

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 09/18/2018.


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  • Reust C, Williams A. Acute Abdominal Pain in Children. Am Fam Physician. 2016 May 15;93(10):830-837.

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