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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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Caption: Proposed pathogenesis associated with environmental enteropathy (EE)
Heparan sulfate plays a central role in a dynamic in vitro model of protein-losing enteropathy.
A rare cause of protein-losing enteropathy and growth retardation in infancy: infantile systemic hyalinosis.
We prospectively assayed serum samples obtained at diagnosis from a series ofpatients who were grouped as follows: (a) anti-tTG-seronegative patients with a CD-like enteropathy (n = 12), (b) a consecutive series of skin biopsy-proven dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) cases (n = 26), and (c) IgA anti-tTG-positive CD patients as disease controls (n = 26).
This improved period followed a heart operation in Birmingham designed to counteract the protein-losing enteropathy.
The mechanism by which glutamine decrease radiation induced enteropathy in mice may be partly by altering the inflammatory response.
In addition, recently reported findings from studies in SIV-infected monkeys suggest that the underlying mechanism of regenerative enteropathy in early infection is SIV-induced massive gut epithelial cell apoptosis [7].
Buyukgebiz B, Ozturk Y, Arslan N, Ozer E: A rare cause of protein-losing enteropathy and growth retardation in infancy: infantile systemic hyalinosis.
Protein-losing enteropathy (PLE) is defined as a condition in which excess protein loss into the gastrointestinal lumen is severe enough to produce hypoproteinaemia.
Infants with cow milk protein-induced enteropathy or enterocolitis are frequently as sensitive to soy protein and should not be given soy protein-based formula.
The updated fifth edition features five new case studies: hereditary periodic fever syndromes; interleukin 1 receptor-associated kinase 4 deficiency; common variable immunodeficiency; immune dysregulation, polyendocrinopathy, enteropathy x-linked disease; and celiac disease.
Gut disorders, including dysmotility and altered gut permeability, along with pathological lesions resembling (but not identical to) gluten or casein enteropathy have been seen in many patients.