Medical Dictionary: Regional enteritis
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Regional enteritis: Another name for Crohn's disease.
Regional enteritis (condition): Chronic autoimmune inflammatory bowel disease affecting digestion.
Regional enteritis: Crohn's disease causes inflammation in the small intestine. Crohn's disease usually occurs in the lower part of the small intestine, called the ileum, but it can affect any part of the digestive tract, from the mouth to the anus. The inflammation extends deep into the lining of the affected organ. The inflammation can cause pain and can make the intestines empty frequently, resulting in diarrhea.
Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the general
name for diseases that cause inflammation in the intestines.
More information on medical condition: Crohn's disease:
- Introduction: Crohn's disease
- Basic Summary for Crohn's disease
- Risk Factors for Crohn's disease
- Symptoms of Crohn's disease
- Complications of Crohn's disease
- Diagnostic Tests for Crohn's disease
- Misdiagnosis of Crohn's disease
- Treatments for Crohn's disease
1. excerpt from Crohn's Disease: NIDDK
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