Idiopathic sclerosing mesenteritis in paediatrics: Report of a successfully treated case and a review of literature

Viswanathan, Vijay; Murray, Kevin J.
January 2010
Pediatric Rheumatology;2010, Vol. 8, p1
Academic Journal
Case Study
A 6 year old female with symptoms of small bowel obstruction underwent an exploratory laparotomy which revealed widespread evidence of inflammatory fibrotic adhesions involving the jejunal mesentery. In view of persistent growth failure, chronic anaemia, elevated acute phase reactants and imaging evidence of a diffuse progressive inflammatory process, the child was treated with corticosteroids and methotrexate with complete response. The literature on juvenile idiopathic sclerosing mesenteritis has been reviewed.


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