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enterocolitis

 [en″ter-o-ko-li´tis]
inflammation of the small intestine and colon.
antibiotic-associated enterocolitis that in which treatment with antibiotics alters the bowel flora and results in diarrhea or pseudomembranous enterocolitis. See also antibiotic-associated colitis.
hemorrhagic enterocolitis enterocolitis characterized by hemorrhagic breakdown of the intestinal mucosa, with inflammatory cell infiltration.
necrotizing enterocolitis the development of necrotic patches in the intestine that interfere with digestion and absorption; see also necrotizing enterocolitis.
pseudomembranous enterocolitis an acute inflammation of the bowel mucosa, with the formation of pseudomembranous plaques, usually associated with antimicrobial therapy. See also pseudomembranous colitis.

en·ter·o·co·li·tis

(en'tĕr-ō-kō-lī'tis), [MIM*226150]
Inflammation of the mucous membrane of a greater or lesser extent of both small and large intestines.
Synonym(s): coloenteritis
[entero- + G. kolon, colon, + -itis, inflammation]

enterocolitis

/en·tero·co·li·tis/ (-ko-li´tis) inflammation of the small intestine and colon.
antibiotic-associated enterocolitis  that in which treatment with antibiotics alters the bowel flora and results in diarrhea or pseudomembranous enterocolitis.
hemorrhagic enterocolitis  enterocolitis characterized by hemorrhagic breakdown of the intestinal mucosa, with inflammatory cell infiltration.
necrotizing enterocolitis , pseudomembranous enterocolitis an acute inflammation of the bowel mucosa with formation of pseudomembranous plaques overlying an area of superficial ulceration, with passage of the pseudomembranous material in the feces; it may result from shock and ischemia or be associated with antibiotic therapy.

enterocolitis

(ĕn′tə-rō-kō-lī′tĭs, -kə-)
n.
Inflammation of both the small intestine and the colon.

enterocolitis

[-kōlī′tis]
Etymology: Gk, enteron + kolon, bowel, itis
an inflammation involving both the large and small intestines. Also called coloenteritis.

enterocolitis

Gastroenterology Simultaneous inflammation of the small and large intestine. See Necrotizing enterocolitis.

en·ter·o·co·li·tis

(en'tĕr-ō-kŏ-lī'tis)
Inflammation of the mucous membrane of both small and large intestines.
Synonym(s): coloenteritis.

enterocolitis

Inflammation of both small and large intestines as a result of infection of organisms such as Yersinia enterocolitica, a common cause of enteritis in Europe.

Enterocolitis

Severe inflammation of the intestines that affects the intestinal lining, muscle, nerves and blood vessels.

en·ter·o·co·li·tis

(en'tĕr-ō-kŏ-lī'tis) [MIM*226150]
Inflammation of mucous membrane of both small and large intestines.

enterocolitis

inflammation of the small intestine and colon. Classifications include eosinophilic, granulomatous, hemorrhagic, plasmacytic, pseudomembranous, ulcerative.

antibiotic-associated enterocolitis
that in which treatment with antibiotics alters the bowel flora and results in diarrhea or pseudomembranous enterocolitis.
hemorrhagic enterocolitis
enterocolitis characterized by hemorrhagic breakdown of the intestinal mucosa, with inflammatory cell infiltration.
pseudomembranous enterocolitis
an acute inflammation of the bowel mucosa, with the formation of pseudomembranous plaques, usually associated with antimicrobial therapy.
ulcerative enterocolitis
ulcers of the enteric mucosa resulting from bacterial or fungal infection of pre-existing erosions; can also result from tannin poisoning as in horses which consume foliage of oak trees.
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