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enteropathy

 [en″ter-op´ah-the]
any disease of the intestine.
gluten enteropathy (gluten sensitive enteropathy) celiac disease.
protein-losing enteropathy a nonspecific term referring to conditions, e.g., adult celiac disease, associated with excessive loss of enteric plasma proteins.

en·ter·op·a·thy

(en'tĕr-op'ă-thē),
An intestinal disease.
[entero- + G. pathos, suffering]

enteropathy

(ĕn′tə-rŏp′ə-thē)
n. pl. enteropa·thies
A disease of the intestinal tract.

enteropathy

Any condition that causes triggers structural or functional defects of the small intestine. See AIDS enteropathy, NSAID enteropathy, Protein-losing enteropathy, Radiation enteropathy.

en·ter·op·a·thy

(en'tĕr-op'ă-thē)
Intestinal disease.
[entero- + G. pathos, suffering]

enteropathy

Any disease of the intestinal tract.

en·ter·op·a·thy

(en'tĕr-op'ă-thē)
An intestinal disease.
[entero- + G. pathos, suffering]

Patient discussion about enteropathy

Q. What is the connection between bowel disease and arthritis? My son suffers from ulcerative colitis, and the doctor said that his recent joint pain can be as a result of the colitis. Why is that?

A. Although ulcerative colitis happens mainly in the colon, it is a systemic disease, and patients may present with symptoms and complications outside the colon. These include musculoskeletal complications such as arthritis (for instance- ankylosing spondylitis). The exact mechanism of this injury is unknown.

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pylori infection had milder forms of enteropathy compared to those who were negative for H.
Enteropathy associated T-cell lymphoma: A review on clinical presentation, diagnosis, therapeutic strategies and perspectives.
It can involve any part of the gastrointestinal tract: esophageal varices, gastropathy, small intestine enteropathy, and/or colopathy [11].
As previously described, diabetes results in the loss of neurons causing dysmotility and altered secretion within the entire GI tract and therefore diabetic enteropathy should be considered as a panenteric disorder.
Cuenod-Jabri et al., "Distribution of cell adhesion molecules in infants with intestinal epithelial dysplasia (tufting enteropathy)," Gastroenterology, vol.
Komada, "Simultaneous occurrence of gastric antral vascular ectasia and protein-losing enteropathy in chronic graft-versus-host disease," International Journal of Hematology, vol.
The classic and usually obvious consequences of the enteropathy are malabsorption with diarrhea, weight loss, and nutritional deficiencies.[6] Serologic studies which are used to confirm the diagnosis of CD includes ELISA for IgA antibodies to gliadin and the immunofluorescence test for IgA antibodies to endomysium, which is a structure found in smooth muscle connective tissue.
Because villous atrophy is frequently observed in both CD and HIV-infected patients, we speculated that CE examination might be useful for revealing the characteristics of HIV enteropathy.
Bojic et al., "Sarcoidosis and protein losing enteropathy," Gastroenterology, vol.
Kim et al., "Portal hypertensive enteropathy diagnosed by capsule endoscopy in cirrhotic patients: a nationwide multicenter study," Digestive Diseases and Sciences, vol.
There is substantial clinical variability between patients with GoF STAT3 mutations and also overlap in phenotype with other monogenic autoimmune disorders such as immunodysregulation polyendocrinopathy enteropathy X-linked (IPEX) syndrome (MIM: 304790) resulting from hemizygous loss-of-function forkhead box P3 (FOXP3) mutations, and also early-onset polygenic autoimmune disease.
Progressive mesenteric lymphadenopathy with protein-losing enteropathy; a devastating complication in Gaucher disease.