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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Microbiology (medical)