enterocolitis

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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

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

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.
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