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enteritis

 [en″tĕ-ri´tis]
inflammation of the intestine, especially the small intestine, a general condition that can be produced by a variety of causes. Bacteria and certain viruses may infect the intestinal tract and produce symptoms of abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Similar effects may result from poisonous foods such as mushrooms and berries, or from a harmful chemical present in food or drink. Enteritis may also be the consequence of overeating or alcoholic excesses.ƒ

Rest and bland diet are generally prescribed. In cases of bacterial infection antibiotics may be helpful. Severe dehydration, which may accompany enteritis, is treated with replacement of lost fluids and electrolytes. See also diarrhea; bowel elimination, altered; and deficient fluid volume.
membranous enteritis (mucomembranous enteritis) (mucous enteritis) mucous colitis.
enteritis necro´ticans an inflammation of the intestines due to Clostridium perfringens type F, characterized by necrosis.
phlegmonous enteritis a condition with symptoms resembling those of peritonitis, which may be secondary to other intestinal diseases, e.g., chronic obstruction, strangulated hernia, carcinoma.
enteritis polypo´sa enteritis marked by polypoid growths in the intestine, due to proliferation of the connective tissue.
regional enteritis Crohn's disease.

en·ter·i·tis

(en'tĕr-ī'tis),
Inflammation of the intestine, especially of the small intestine.
[entero- + G. -itis, inflammation]

enteritis

(ĕn′tə-rī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the intestinal tract, especially of the small intestine.

enteritis

Inflammation of the small intestine

en·ter·i·tis

(en'tĕr-ī'tis)
Inflammation of the intestine, especially of the small intestine.
[entero- + G. -itis, inflammation]

enteritis

Inflammation of any part of the intestine from any cause. The enteritides include CROHN'S DISEASE, APPENDICITIS, ULCERATIVE COLITIS, bacillary dysentery (SHIGELLOSIS), AMOEBIC DYSENTERY and diverticulitis. See also GASTROENTERITIS.

en·ter·i·tis

(en'tĕr-ī'tis)
Inflammation of the intestine.
[entero- + G. -itis, inflammation]
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Clostridial enteritis in free living lorikeets (Trichoglossus species).
Cryptogenic multifocal ulcerous stenosing enteritis: a review of the literature.
Diagnosing tuberculous enteritis early is difficult because of the myriad of ways it can present.
In one case involving C sordellii, an Australian pelican (Pelicanus conspicillatus) was found dead among other waterfowl in a pond, demonstrating extensive subcutaneous, pericardial, epicardial, and endocardial hemorrhage as well as hemorrhagic necrotizing enteritis. (15) In that bird, because bacteria were not found outside the intestines, exotoxin involvement was presumed likely.
Intercurrent coccidiosis and necrotic enteritis of chickens: rational, integrated disease management by maintenance of gut integrity.
Molecular basis of necrotic enteritis pathogenesis: At molecular level, pathogenesis of NE is governed by various exotoxins produced by C.perfringens.
* The report provides a snapshot of the global therapeutic landscape of Crohn's Disease (Regional Enteritis)
On the basis of clinical examination, the calves diagnosed with abnormal sound in lung auscultation, dyspnea, cough, nasal discharge, anorexia, depression, hyper salivation, lacrimation and accessible mucosal surface lesions were selected for pneumonia group (Group P, n = 20); the ones diagnosed with anorexia, depression, accessible mucosal surface lesions and diarrhea formed enteritis group (Group E, n = 20) as the calves with lung auscultation, dyspnoea, cough, nasal discharge, anorexia, depression, hyper salivation, lacrimation, accessible mucosal surface lesions and diarrhea were chosen for the Pneumoenteritis group (Group PE, n = 20).
During 2010-2012, a total of 33,129 inpatient hospital stays involved diagnoses of bacterial foodborne illness and infectious enteritis (corresponding to 1 of the ICD-10 codes; Table 1).
DISCUSSION: Radiation enteritis describes the pathophysiology and clinical manifestation of radiation injury to the small intestine and the colon and is more commonly seen in terminal ileum which is relatively fixed, in comparison to the jejunum and proximal ileum [6].
We are convinced, that CMUSE is distinct from chronic ulcerative jejunitis [58, 59], collagen sprue [60], and autoimmune or eosinophilic enteritis [18, 61].
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