Tuberculous mesenteric lymphadenitis in children

Robert Listernick*, Stanford Shulman

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Mesenteric lymphadenitis in childhood was recognized decades ago to have varied manifestations, often mimicking acute appendicitis. Tuberculous involvement of the mesenteric lymph nodes, described in the early 20th century, has not been reported in recent pediatric literature. We report two cases of tuberculous mesenteric adenitis in young children and review the available literature. One of the patients presented as a child with fever of unknown origin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-239
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)


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