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enteropathy

 [en″ter-op´ah-the]
any disease of the intestine.
gluten enteropathy (gluten sensitive enteropathy) celiac disease.
protein-losing enteropathy a nonspecific term referring to conditions, e.g., adult celiac disease, associated with excessive loss of enteric plasma proteins.

en·ter·op·a·thy

(en'tĕr-op'ă-thē),
An intestinal disease.
[entero- + G. pathos, suffering]

enteropathy

/en·ter·op·a·thy/ (en″ter-op´ah-the) any disease of the intestine.enteropath´ic
gluten enteropathy  celiac disease.

enteropathy

(ĕn′tə-rŏp′ə-thē)
n. pl. enteropa·thies
A disease of the intestinal tract.

enteropathy

[en′tərop′əthē]
a disease or other disorder of the intestines.

enteropathy

Any condition that causes triggers structural or functional defects of the small intestine. See AIDS enteropathy, NSAID enteropathy, Protein-losing enteropathy, Radiation enteropathy.

en·ter·op·a·thy

(en'tĕr-op'ă-thē)
Intestinal disease.
[entero- + G. pathos, suffering]

enteropathy

Any disease of the intestinal tract.

en·ter·op·a·thy

(en'tĕr-op'ă-thē)
An intestinal disease.
[entero- + G. pathos, suffering]

enteropathy

any disease of the intestine. Includes enteritis plus those diseases in which there is no physical lesion of enteritis but in which there is severe diarrhea.

cystic mucinous enteropathy
see lymphocytic-plasmacytic enteritis.
gluten enteropathy
celiac disease. See wheat-sensitive enteropathy (below).
mucoid enteropathy
a secretory diarrhea of rabbits, of unknown cause; characterized by occurrence of mucoid diarrhea, abdominal distention, cecal impaction, constipation, depression and hypothermia in rabbits of weaning age and older.
mycotic enteropathy
one caused by a fungal agent; see histoplasmosis, phycomycosis, candidiasis.
porcine proliferative enteropathy
see proliferative hemorrhagic enteropathy.
protein-losing enteropathy (PLE)
a nonspecific term referring to conditions associated with excessive loss of plasma proteins into the intestinal lumen. Associated with a variety of systemic and bowel disorders, including congestive heart failure, gastric ulceration, gastric tumors, intestinal mucosal ulceration and lymphatic disorders, intestinal parasitic infestations, bacterial induced lesions such as in Johne's disease and the proliferative enteropathies.
rabbit enteropathy complex
term used to designate a number of poorly defined diarrheal conditions of rabbits; includes mucoid enteropathy and nonspecific enteropathy.
wheat-sensitive enteropathy
a hereditary sensitivity to gluten, seen in Irish setters. There is diarrhea and poor growth in young dogs.

Patient discussion about enteropathy

Q. What is the connection between bowel disease and arthritis? My son suffers from ulcerative colitis, and the doctor said that his recent joint pain can be as a result of the colitis. Why is that?

A. Although ulcerative colitis happens mainly in the colon, it is a systemic disease, and patients may present with symptoms and complications outside the colon. These include musculoskeletal complications such as arthritis (for instance- ankylosing spondylitis). The exact mechanism of this injury is unknown.

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