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Mesonteric Disease

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Lynne Report 11 Jul 2019 16:28

I have a death certificate of a 15 month old that died of Mesonteric Disease in 1841 (sadly in the workhouse ). When I Google this it seems to be related to heart disease so doesn't fit with some one that young. Anyone know what it was in the 1800s?
Many thanks

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 11 Jul 2019 16:31

TThe child could have been born with either holes in the heart or a bockage of bloodflow.


RolloTheRed Report 11 Jul 2019 16:41

The root cause of this painful condition is usually a very poor diet including bolting food. C19 workhouses were a bad bet for adults let alone infants.