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Dr. Victor Fazio
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Ileitis (Definition)

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Biopsy from terminal ileum during colonoscopy showed "focal ileitis with superficial erosion. No granulomas, no specific cause identified" ?

Biopsy from terminal ileum during colonoscopy showed "focal ileitis with superficial erosion. No granulomas, no specific cause identified" ?

Forerunner: Of worse to come unless the dietary cause is eliminated. I have always stopped my patients from taking milk and milk products when they have ulcerative colitis. Try it! its cheap. Also check out your diet in general. Apart from milk, restrict it to "god made" foods. ...Read more

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My 7 yr daughter was diagnosed with terminal ileitis in the ER last night. How serious is this and will it go way? We're seeing a GI soon.

My 7 yr daughter was diagnosed with terminal ileitis in the ER last night. How serious is this and will it go way? We're seeing a GI soon.

Ileitis: Terminal ileitis in a seven yrs old can be infectious in origin. Bacteria and/ or viruses can be the culprit. It's not life threatening illness. It usually cures itself in 2-6 weeks. ...Read more

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What exactly is erythema in the left and right colon? Also what is erythema in the terminal ileum compatible with ileitis?

What exactly is erythema in the left and right colon?  Also what is erythema in the terminal ileum compatible with ileitis?

Inflammation: Erythema is a term used to describe redness that was probably noticed on endoscopy. Erythema usually is non specific and can mean anything from mild irritation during the procedure to something abnormal like infection or an inflammation. Biopsies and pathology is more accurate in identifying the exact problem. Ileitis is swelling of the small bowel and again erythema does not always mean ileitis. ...Read more

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