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Two Cases of Abdominal Pain in Children with Mesenteric Lymphadenitis due to Yersinia pseudotuberculosis Infection

      A 12-year-old boy presented with acute abdominal pain. His abdomen was distended with localized guarding and tenderness in right lower quadrant (RLQ). The findings of an abdominal ultrasound revealed markedly enlarged lymph nodes in the RLQ. Findings from laparoscopy revealed a mass attributable to multiple enlarged lymph nodes in RLQ (Figure 1; available at www.jpeds.com). Lymph node culture on selective media
      • Weissfeld A.S.
      • Sonnenwirth A.C.
      Yersinia enterocolitica in adults with gastrointestinal disturbances: need for cold enrichment.
      was positive for Yersinia pseudotuberculosis (YP).
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