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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

enterocolitis

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

Gastroenterology Simultaneous inflammation of the small and large intestine. See Necrotizing enterocolitis.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Enterocolitis

Severe inflammation of the intestines that affects the intestinal lining, muscle, nerves and blood vessels.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

en·ter·o·co·li·tis

(en'tĕr-ō-kŏ-lī'tis) [MIM*226150]
Inflammation of mucous membrane of both small and large intestines.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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During hospitalization, human milk feeding is related to less occurrence of necrotizing enterocolitis, sepsis and urinary tract infection, decreased gastric pH, increased gastrointestinal motility, accelerated mucosal immunity, improved gut microflora, and decreased mucosal permeability leading to reduced bacterial translocation.
Pierro, "Surgical strategies for necrotising enterocolitis: a survey of practice in the United Kingdom," Archives of Disease in Childhood-Fetal and Neonatal Edition, vol.
Moss, "Neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis," Seminars in Pediatric Surgery, vol.
Nowak-Wqgrzyn, "Humoral and cellular responses to casein in patients with food protein-induced enterocolitis to cow's milk," The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, vol.
Koide et al., "Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus enterocolitis sequentially complicated with septic arthritis: a case report and review of the literature," BMC Research Notes, vol.
Treatment with probiotics was shown to be beneficial in a variety of diseases including acute infectious diarrhea, antibiotic-associated diarrhea, Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea, hepatic encephalopathy, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and necrotizing enterocolitis [13].
Uzun et al., "Diarrhea in neutropenic patients: A prospective cohort study with emphasis on neutropenic enterocolitis," Annals of Oncology, vol.
aureus enterocolitis has been recognized as a cause of AAC since 1948, and MRSA colitis is a variant of this disease.
promotion rights for Donnatal, a prescription oral drug used with other drugs in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (irritable colon, spastic colon, mucous colitis) and acute enterocolitis (inflammation of the small bowel).
Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) is primarily a disease of premature infants, although up to 10% of cases present in term and near-term babies.
Objective: To systematically summary the updated results about the pathogenesis of Hirschsprung's-associated enterocolitis (HAEC).