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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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Case of antibiotic-associated diarrhea caused by Staphylococcus aureus enterocolitis.
Retrospective study of necrotizing enterocolitis in neonatal intensive care unit of cairo university pediatric hospital.
MUC-2 mucin production in Hirschsprung's disease: Possible association with enterocolitis development.
The epidemiology of necrotizing enterocolitis infant mortality in the United States.
A delay in meconium passage should raise awareness towards investigating the possibility of HD in a newborn, as in our case, in order to avoid complications such as intestinal obstruction, sepsis, intestinal perforation and recurrent enterocolitis, last of which represents an important complication because of its impact on patient's prognosis, having a high morbidity and mortality rate.
Se debe realizar una evaluacion individualizada y ponderar el riesgo/beneficio de la administracion de los probioticos, por ejemplo: al prematuro que carezca de la alimentacion con leche humana se le debe considerar como de alto riesgo para desarrollar enterocolitis necrosante neonatal y por lo tanto, candidato a recibir la suplementacion con probioticos.
Key words: Yersinia enterocolitica, Cecum abscess, Granulomatous enterocolitis, Mesenteric adenopathy, Puerto Rico
Formation of a unilateral parotid abscess secondary to Salmonella enterocolitis seldom occurs, and cases arising in the setting of a previous existing parotid tumor have rarely been described to date.
Some types go by the tongue-twisting names of lymphocytic-plasmacytic enterocolitis, eosinophilic enterocolitis and granulomatous enteritis.
The study investigated a new way to treat necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), where severe inflammation destroys tissues in the gut.
Cronobacter sakazakii is an emerging opportunistic pathogen of the family Enterobacteriaceae responsible for outbreaks of neonatal meningitis and necrotizing enterocolitis in the immunocompromised.