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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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