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Dr. Victor Fazio
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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 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 is test ileitis and what causes it?

What is test ileitis and what causes it?

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

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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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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 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

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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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Does finding a 1-2 mm ulceration in the terminal ileum compatible with ileitis mean I have crohns?

Does finding a 1-2 mm ulceration in the terminal ileum compatible with ileitis mean I have crohns?

Crohn's disease: An ulcer in the terminal ileum is suggestive of crohn's disease but does not mean you actually have it. You need to see a gastroenterologist and have serologies sent for inflammatory bowel disease. That will determine if you have crohn's. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with Crohn's after finding ulcer in ileum. Isn't this a misdiagnosis, and in fact ulcerative ileitis?

Crohn's vs. Ileitis: A biopsy may be required to establish the diagnosis. It can be difficult to distinguish the two otherwise. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15017486 ...Read more

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