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How to cure ileitis in 12 year old child? What is the causes for having that disease?

How to cure ileitis in 12 year old child? What is the causes for having that disease?

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

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Ileitis (Definition)

Ileitis refers to inflammation of the ileum, which is a portion of the small intestine. Crohn's disease is the most ...Read more


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What does "terminal ileitis to rule out Crohn's disease" mean to you doctors?

What does  "terminal ileitis to rule out Crohn's disease" mean to you doctors?

Radiology: I have seen that on a ct scan report. It simply means that the terminal ileum (last part of the small intestine and area commonly affected by crohns disease) is inflamed and from the ct scan alone, one cannot rule out crohn's disease. Thus, further testing can be considered to see if this truly is crohns or something else. ...Read more

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I was sent to the ER and diagnosed with ileitis. How common is bacterial or viral ileitis compared to a chronic condition? I've also been fighting an upper respiratory infection for a couple weeks and wonder if it is possible for that infection to travel

I was sent to the ER and diagnosed with ileitis. How common is bacterial or viral ileitis compared to a chronic condition? I've also been fighting an upper respiratory infection for a couple weeks and wonder if it is possible for that infection to travel

Neither,need tests: One visit to ER is not enough to diagnose ' ileitis ' . See you family doctor or gastroenterologist for further investigation , to make sure you do not have Crohn's disease, yes infection like TB,viral & fungal possible Your URI may not be related. ...Read more

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Symptoms 5 yrs, abdominal pain, bloating, diarreah, constipation, fatigue, CT scan showed ileitis/enteritis. Bowel distented, is it Crohn's disease?

Symptoms 5 yrs, abdominal pain, bloating,  diarreah, constipation, fatigue, CT scan showed ileitis/enteritis. Bowel distented, is it Crohn's disease?

Could be.: Could be. Get with your gastroenterologist and have him do colonoscopy, ilescopy , pill cam and enteroscopy if needed along with biopsies to make definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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How should I care for mild ileitis?

How should I care for mild ileitis?

It depends: If you are referring to crohn's disease, then azathioprine or Methotrexate are appropriate. There are, however, infectious causes of ileitis. Most of these resolve spontaneously without treatment unless you are severely ill or immune compromised. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ileitis?

Pain diarrhea: Ileitis is inflammation of the ileum (part of the small intestine). It can cause abdominal pain, fever and diarrhea. ...Read more

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What predisposes someone to ileitis?

What predisposes someone to ileitis?

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

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How long does a ileitis attack last?

Depends: Cause of the ileitis determines duration..... Infective are short, inflammatory is long term. ...Read more