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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.
Last Revised: January 9, 2013
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & David Messenger, MD
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