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Dr. David Mann
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Enteritis (Overview)

Enteritis refers to inflammation of the intestines, causing pain, diarrhea, or fever.


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What does regional and proximal enteritis mean?

What does regional and proximal enteritis mean?

Crohn's disease: Regional enteritis is another name for crohn's disease, named so because crohn's tends to cause skip lesions, affecting discontinuous portions of the bowel. Crohn's can affect any portion of the bowel from end to end. Proximal enteritis affects the proximal, or higher portions of the bowel, including duodenum and/or jejunum. ...Read more

Dr. David Mann
397 doctors shared insights

Enteritis (Overview)

Enteritis refers to inflammation of the intestines, causing pain, diarrhea, or fever.


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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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Is enteritis diffetent to colitis?

Is enteritis diffetent to colitis?

Small vs large bowel: Enteritis refers to inflammation of bowel specifically small intestine but doesn't signify why. Colitis refers to inflammation of large intestine or colon but again doesn't explain why. Infection commonly causes inflammation. So can lack of blood eg ischemia. Radiation therapy. It's up to your docs to figure out what's going on and in mean time, give patient support, typically hydration & nutritio ...Read more

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What is the treatment for enteritis?

Treatment enteritis: Depends completely on the cause of the enteritis. Discuss this with your treating doctors. ...Read more