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Diagnosis Mistakes » Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children
 

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children

Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal effect). One of the most common misdiagnosed is for children with mesenteric adenitis to be misdiagnosed as appendicitis. Fortunately, thus misdiagnosis is usually less serious than the reverse failure to diagnose appendicitis.

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