Mesenteritis, Retractile

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nodular Mesenteritis
  • Non-specific Sclerosing Mesenteritis
  • Sclerosing Panniculitis

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Retractile Mesenteritis, also known as Mesenteric Panniculitis, is a disorder that affects the digestive tract membranes. It is characterized by infection, inflammation and intestinal obstructions. Major symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and fever.


Digestive Disease National Coalition
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NIH/National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
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Bethesda, MD 20892-3570
Tel: (301)654-3810
Fax: (301)907-8906
Tel: (800)891-5389

Panniculitis Support Group
100 Pleasant Acres Road
Apt.# 208
York, PA 17402

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
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Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223

International Mesenteric Panniculitis Society

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