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Enteritis (Definition)

Enteritis refers to inflammation of the intestines, causing ...Read more


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2 weeks in hosp with enteritis . Fever still up and down . How long is recovery ?

2 weeks in hosp with enteritis . Fever still up and down . How long is recovery ?

Depends on the cause: Regional Enteritis (Crohns Disease) -fever not a ggod sign and means process not under control. Bacterial enteritis fever should disappear with symptoms. Clostridia difficult toxin enteritis a different problem with recurrences common. Generally persistent fever means an ongoing inflammatory process. ...Read more

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I am trying to get over having enteritis.How long does it take to be back to normal. Still having the bile looking stool and vomit. A week later.

Gastroenteritis: Speed of recovery depends upon the cause. If this is viral or uncomplicated food borne issues it should clear up in 5-7 days. You are now at the outer limits and if does not get better in the next day or two would definitely recommend that you see a doctor. Best wishes for a rapid recovery. ...Read more

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What is enteritis?

What is enteritis?

Inflammation : Enteritis is inflammation of the intestines. Usually it is due to a bacterial or viral infection. Antibiotics are used to treat a bacterial cause. Viral enteritis is generally treated symptomatic ally. Something for nausea if you have nausea /vomiting. Clear liquids for a day and them advance diet as tolerated. Probiotics on the form of yogurt, kefir, fermented food. Diarrhea is generally not trea ...Read more

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What are the tests for enteritis?

What are the tests for enteritis?

Scope: The history and physical examination are the starting point. Then blood work looking for signs of inflammation or anemia. Stool tests are cheap and helpful. Definitive test is endoscopy with biopsy. Others are ct/scan, mri, ultrasonography, contrast x-rays. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is enteritis?

Inflammation: The term enteritis means inflammation of the intestines. Can be infectious, viral, or other disease like crohn's disease. Needsprofessional evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of enteritis?

Enteritis: Cramping, diarrhea. Sometimes bloody diarrhea. Nausea vomiting and fever are frequently present keep hydrated. See a doctor if symptoms are severe (i.e., blood, dehydration) or persistent. ...Read more

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What's enteritis and how can it b treated?

Enteritis: Enteritis is inflammation of the intestines. Can be autoimmune or infectious, radiation or celiac disease. If celiac avoid wheat products , if infectious like Yyersina, camphylobacter treat with antibiotics, If autoimmune- Crohns treat with medication, immunosuppressives. if long standing make sure your vit B12 is OK http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001149.htm ...Read more

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What should I avoid eating when I have enteritis?

Food and enteritis: Depends on the cause of the enteritis. Discuss this with your treating physician. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of my kid having enteritis?

Define "enteritis": "enteritis" is a non-specific term that means there is something wrong with your kid's gut. More specifically, the term can be applied to: viral or bacterial gastroenteritis, radiation exposure, eosinophilic disease, tuberculosis involvement, autoimmune problems as with systemic lupus, crohn's disease. If the problem is self-limited worry less than if persistent. Ask doctor for a clear diagnosis. ...Read more

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