Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: melanie savvides | 2009/06/24

Q.

mesenteric adenitis

my child is 9 had strep throat 2 weeks later mesenteric adenitis,I wanted a throat swab Dr said no need.what is the condition and was it from the strep infection?

Thanks
Melanie

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Mesenteric adenitis is caused by swelling of lymph nodes in the mesentery or membrane which supports the intestines in the abdomen. This is commonly associated with a strep throat infection. It is best to have a throat swab in order to decide whether your child had a strep throat or not.If your son has been on antibiotics it is now too late to take the throat swab.

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