What is the prognosis (outlook) for people who have mesenteric lymphadenitis?

Most people with mesenteric lymphadenitis return to school and normal activities as soon as symptoms go away. Some people may need to rest more than usual until they have fully recovered.

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

References

  • Helbling R, Conficconi, Wyttenbach M, et al. Acute Nonspecific Mesenteric Lymphadenitis: More Than “No Need for Surgery.” Biomed Res Int. 2017; 2017: 9784565. Published online 2017 Feb 2. doi: 10.1155/2017/9784565
  • Omics International. Mesenteric Lymphadenitis. Accessed 9/21/2018.
  • Reust C, Williams A. Acute Abdominal Pain in Children. Am Fam Physician. 2016 May 15;93(10):830-837.

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