Enteritis

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Enteritis
Classification and external resources
ICD-10A02-A09, K50-K55
ICD-9005, 008, 009, 555-558
MedlinePlus001149
MeSHD004751
 
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Enteritis
Classification and external resources
ICD-10A02-A09, K50-K55
ICD-9005, 008, 009, 555-558
MedlinePlus001149
MeSHD004751

In medicine, enteritis, from Greek words enteron (Small Intestine) and suffix -itis (Inflammation), refers to inflammation of the small intestine. It is most commonly caused by the ingestion of substances contaminated with pathogenic microorganisms.[1] Symptoms include abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhea, dehydration and fever.[1] Inflammation of related organs of the gastrointestinal system are:

stomach
stomach and small intestine
large intestine
large and small intestine

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References

  1. ^ a b Dugdale, David C., IIII, and George F Longretch., such as Serratia "Enteritis". MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia, 18 October 2008. Accessed 24 August 2009.