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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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Ileitis (Definition)

Ileitis = inflammation of the ileum (the last part ...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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My wife is taking treatment of tuberculosis for sacro ilieities is their any problem if she conceive as she completed treatment just now?

My wife is taking treatment of tuberculosis for sacro ilieities is their any problem if she conceive as she completed treatment just now?

Most TB drugs: Can be safely taken during pregnancy. In fact all 4 first line drugs [isoniazid, rifampicin (rifampin), Ethambutol and pyrazinamide] have an excellent safety record in pregnancy. The bigger risk to a developing fetus is untreated tb. If you are concerned about this it is best to bring it up with your wife's TB doctor and her obstetrician. ...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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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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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? Bad? Thanks

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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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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Colonoscopy results says ileitis biopsy says benign terminal ileum with prominent payer patches CD3 t cells and CD20 b cells positive is it crohns

Colonoscopy results says ileitis biopsy says benign terminal ileum with prominent payer patches CD3 t cells and CD20 b cells positive is it crohns

Clinical picture: The colonoscopy and biopsy results need to be correlated with the clinical symptoms and signs to make a definite diagnosis. They should not be taken in isolation. ...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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Colonoscopy -small ulcers in the terminal ileum. Biopsy confirms focal ileitis with superficial erosion, but no specific cause identified. What next?

Colonoscopy -small ulcers in the terminal ileum. Biopsy confirms focal ileitis with superficial erosion, but no specific cause identified. What next?

Consult GI: Most common causes are crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. There are several medications which can be helpful besides diet (gluten free). You should discuss these with the gastroenterologist. If not satisfied, you can always get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Will capsule endoscopy identify cause of ulcers in terminal ileum seen in colonoscopy. Biopsy confirmed focal ileitis with superficial erosion?

Will capsule endoscopy identify cause of ulcers in terminal ileum seen in colonoscopy. Biopsy confirmed focal ileitis with superficial erosion?

Capsule endoscopy is: For small bowel evaluation where upper or lower endoscopy can't reach. It may give you information regarding the rest of small bowel. Its usually done to look for small bowel lesions or to find the source of a bleed where egd/colonoscopy is negative. In your case the better test is mr enetrography or a ct abd/pel with volumen contrast. Your GI doc should decide on further testing. ...Read more

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CT scan, retained stool the colon. Few scattered lymph nodes seen. Dilatation of the terminal ileum, This can be seen with backwash ileitis, cancer???

Colonoscopy: Please consider asking your provider if a colonoscopy might be indicated to view the tissue in the colon and terminal ileum and to get biopsies ...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