Glossary for Diarrhoea similar to celiac disease
Medical terms related to Diarrhoea similar to celiac disease or mentioned in this section include:
- Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
- Amoebiasis: An infectious disease caused by a free-living amoebic parasite called Entamoeba histolytica. The organism infects the bowel and causes gastroenteritis. Infection occurs through ingesting contaminated food or water. It is more common in countries with poor sanitation. The incubation period may last from days to weeks before symptoms appear.
- Ampicillin -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that exposure to Ampicillin during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
- Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
- Botulism food poisoning: Extremely dangerous food poisoning requiring medical attention, but not always recognized because of its non-abdominal symptoms.
- Bowel movements: Changes in type or frequency of bowel motions
- Bowel problems: Symptoms affecting the bowel
- Celiac Disease: Digestive intolerance to gluten in the diet.
- Cholera: An acute bacterial disease transmitted through food or water contaminated with human faeces. The intestinal infection is caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae.
- Crohn's disease: Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. The disease can affect any area from the mouth to the anus. It often affects the lower part of the small intestine called the ileum.
- Cystic Fibrosis: Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease affecting the exocrine (mucus) glands of the lungs, liver, pancreas, and intestines, causing progressive disability due to multisystem failure.
- Diabetic neuropathy: nerve damage which maybe motor, sensory and autonomic
- Diarrhea: Loose, soft, or watery stool.
- Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
- Dumping syndrome: Dumping of undigested food from the stomach into intestine.
- Dysentery: severe diarrhoea with passage of blood and mucus
- Enterohemorrhagic E. Coli infection: A bacterial infection that results from ingesting contaminated food or water and results in bloody diarrhea. Enterohemorrhagic refers to the intestinal bleeding associated with the infection.
- Enterotoxigenic E. Coli infection: A bacterial infection that results from ingesting contaminated food or water and results in diarrhea. It most often causes diarrhea in infants and travelers in underdeveloped countries where there is poor sanitation. Contaminated drinking water, soft cheese and raw vegetables are the main source of infection. Symptoms may vary from mild to severe. Enterotoxigenic refers to the fact that the bacteria produce toxins.
- Food poisoning: Poisoning from a substance or microbe in food.
- Giardia: Contagious parasitic digestive infection
- Inflammatory bowel disease: Inflammatory bowel disease refers to digestive symptoms resulting from chronic bowel inflammation. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are two of the main subtypes of the disease. Scientists have discovered an array of genetic mutations which can result in an increased susceptibility to inflammatory bowel disease. Not all people with the genetic anomaly will develop the condition but it can increase the risk especially if other environmental factors are also present. The severity of the disease that develops is variable.
- Lactose intolerance: lactose intolerance is the inability to metabolize lactose, a sugar found in milk and other dairy products, because the required enzyme lactase is absent in the intestinal system or its availability is lowered
- Lower abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the lower abdominal region.
- Mushroom poisoning:
- Pancreatitis: Any inflammation that occurs in the pancreas
- Pelvic abscess: A pus-filled cavity in the pelvis due to infection.
- Pernicious anemia: A megaloblastic anaemia due to malabsorption of the vitamin B12
- Pseudomembranous Colitis: Diarrhoeal illness caused by the bacteria Clostridium difficile, usually following a recent course of antibiotics and disruption of normal bowel bacteria
- Rotavirus: Diarrhea-causing virus in infants.
- Shigellosis: An infectious disease which affects the intestinal tract and is caused by the Shigella bacteria. The condition may be severe, especially in children, but may be asymptomatic in some cases. The disease can be transmitted through fecal-oral contact.
- Short Bowel Syndrome: Disorder of shortened bowel usually from bowel surgery.
- Staphylococcal infection: Any infection caused by the bacteria staphylococcal
- Stool symptoms: Changes to stool such as diarrhea
- Travellers diarrhoea: Diarrhoea amongst traveller but particularly those visiting the areas where sanitation is poor
- Tuberculosis: Bacterial infection causing nodules forming, most commonly in the lung.
- Uncontrollable passage of motion: refers to the inability to control the fecal movement and includes conditions such as fecal incontinence and diarrhea.
- Whipple's Disease: Rare malabsorption disease from bacterial digestive infection
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