Sudden (acute) illnesses, such as
strep throat and
influenza (flu), can cause abdominal pain when the
glands (lymph nodes) in the belly become swollen or inflamed. This inflammation
of the glands is called mesenteric adenitis.
Primary Medical Reviewer
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
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