NSAID enteropathy

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NSAID enteropathy

A general term for small intestinal disease that develops in up to 2/3 of patients receiving long-term NSAIDs, 10% of whom have evidence of small bowel ulceration at autopsy; COX-2 inhibitors are somewhat protective.
 
Clinical findings
Intestinal inflammation; occult blood loss; protein-losing enteropathy; iron deficiency due in part to nonspecific small intestinal ulceration—in particular of the jejunum and ileum—with haemorrhage and perforation, intestinal strictures anoccidia stenoses.
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NSAID enteropathy

An enteropathy induced by NSAIDs Clinical Intestinal inflammation, occult blood loss, protein-losing enteropathy, iron-deficiency due in part to nonspecific small intestinal ulceration–in particular of the jejunum and ileum, with hemorrhage and perforation, intestinal strictures, ileal stenoses. See Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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