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BioMed Research International
Volume 2017, Article ID 9784565, 4 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/9784565
Review Article

Acute Nonspecific Mesenteric Lymphadenitis: More Than “No Need for Surgery”

1Pediatric Department of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona, Switzerland
2Department of Radiology, Ospedale Regionale Bellinzona e Valli, Bellinzona, Switzerland
3University Children’s Hospital Bern, University of Bern, Switzerland
4Pediatric Pharmacology and Pharmacogenetics, Hôpital Robert Debré, Paris, France
5Pediatric Emergency Department, Foundation IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy
6Pediatric Unit, Università degli Studi di Milano, Foundation IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy

Correspondence should be addressed to Sebastiano A. G. Lava; hc.niweulb@aval.onaitsabes

Received 21 June 2016; Accepted 17 January 2017; Published 2 February 2017

Academic Editor: Ugo Cioffi

Copyright © 2017 Rossana Helbling et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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