necrotizing enteritis


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necrotizing enteritis

Etymology: Gk, nekros + izein, to cause, enteron, intestine, itis
acute inflammation of the small and large intestine by the bacterium Clostridium perfringens, characterized by severe abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. Some people recover completely, some survive with chronic bowel obstruction, and some die of perforation of the intestine, dehydration, peritonitis, or septicemia.
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Use of Aviguard, Viginiamycin, or Bacitracin MD against Clostridium perfringens-associated necrotizing enteritis.
A deceased 10-year-old male ostrich was diagnosed with severe necrotizing enteritis and septicemia.