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Causes Of Ileitis
Many causes: Ileitis is simply an inflammation of the distal small bowel - ileum. Although crohn's disease is a common cause of ileitis, multiple other causes are possible: infections, musculoskeletal inflammatory syndromes, tumors (carcinoid), vasculitis, lack of blood flow, and drugs. Testing is a variable as the diseases which cause ileitis. ...Read more
Crohn's?: Do you mean crohn's disease? If so, it isn't curable but can be managed well under the care of a pediatric gastroenterologist. The causes are not clearly known a it is an autoimmune disorder. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001295/" rel="nofollow" target="_b. ...Read more
Biopsy from terminal ileum during colonoscopy showed "focal ileitis with superficial erosion. No granulomas, no specific cause identified" ?
Colonoscopy -small ulcers in the terminal ileum. Biopsy confirms focal ileitis with superficial erosion, but no specific cause identified. What next?
Does ileitis (inflamed and thickened walls) cause liquid (pus) outside the small intestine? Can the latter carry bacteria? Thanks
Yes: Ileitis also called Crohn Disease is associated with mucosal inflammation and in some cases abscess formation. You can sometimes expect rectal seepage that can contain bacteria. I hope you are under the care of a gastroenterologist as this can turn out to be more than a simple illness. ...Read more
Will capsule endoscopy identify cause of ulcers in terminal ileum seen in colonoscopy. Biopsy confirmed focal ileitis with superficial erosion?
Capsule endoscopy is: For small bowel evaluation where upper or lower endoscopy can't reach. It may give you information regarding the rest of small bowel. Its usually done to look for small bowel lesions or to find the source of a bleed where egd/colonoscopy is negative. In your case the better test is mr enetrography or a ct abd/pel with volumen contrast. Your GI doc should decide on further testing. ...Read more