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How long does bacterial ileitis last? Vom&dia9 wks.Thickening of term ilieum. Mes adenitis&distended bowel loops on u/s. All blood/stool tests normal

How long does bacterial ileitis last? Vom&dia9 wks.Thickening of term ilieum. Mes adenitis&distended bowel loops on u/s. All blood/stool tests normal

Not that long: bacterial or viral??? If bacterial - the antibiotics would help- but that rare. Viral happens more often in kids and very painful, but would expect to get better in 7-10 days. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Ileitis (Definition)

Ileitis = inflammation of the ileum (the last part ...Read more


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Terminal ileum biopsy: unremarkable ileal mucosa. Negative for active/ chronic ileitis, no granulomas seen. Meaning? Good? Bad? Thanks

Terminal ileum biopsy: unremarkable ileal mucosa. Negative for active/ chronic ileitis, no granulomas seen. Meaning? Good? 
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Sampling: It is good that there was no pathology in the tissue biopsied. Please keep in mind that the pathologist can only tell you what was in the tissue that was removed, not what is the rest of the body. Lesions in Crohns can be patchy and you need to follow your doctor's advice about follow-up care. ...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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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?

Genetic preposition: Acute ileitis is usually due to microbial infections, e.g., typhoid, though viral infections can also cause acute inflammation. Chronic ileitis or chronic inflammatory bowel disease does not have clearly defined causes and genetic predisposition are only a small part of the etiology. ...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 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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What can cause mild ileitis in the terminal ilieum?

What can cause mild ileitis in  the terminal ilieum?

Some causes include:: 1) Crohn's disease; 2) Yersinia enterocolitica infection; 3) excessive NSAID or aspirin use; 4) backwash ileitis, to name just a few. ...Read more