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Regional enteritis

Introduction: Regional enteritis

Description of Regional enteritis

Regional enteritis (medical condition): Crohn's disease is an ongoing disease of the digestive or gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The hallmarks of Crohn's disease are swelling of the ...more

Regional enteritis: See also:

Crohn's disease:
  »Introduction: Crohn's disease
  »Symptoms of Crohn's disease
  »Causes of Crohn's disease
  »Treatments for Crohn's disease

Regional enteritis: a serious chronic and progressive inflammation of the ileum producing frequent bouts of diarrhea with abdominal pain and nausea and fever and weight loss.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Regional enteritis: Related Topics

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Regional enteritis as a Disease

Regional enteritis: Another name for Crohn's disease (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Crohn's disease
  »Symptoms of Crohn's disease
  »Causes of Crohn's disease
  »Treatments for Crohn's disease

Regional enteritis: Related Diseases

Regional enteritis: Regional enteritis is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Regional enteritis

Some of the causes of Regional enteritis are included in the list below:

  • The exact cause of Crohn disease remains unknown. Current theories implicate the role of genetic, microbial, immunologic, environmental, dietary, vascular, and even psychosocial factors as potential causative agents
  • Imbalance between proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory mediators
  • Research shows that the inflammation seen in the GI tract of people with Crohn's disease involves several factors: the genes the patient has inherited, the immune system itself, and the environment. Foreign substances, also referred to as antigens, are found in the environment. One possible cause for inflammation may be the body's reaction to these antigens, or that the antigens themselves are the cause for the inflammation. Some scientists think that a protein produced by the immune system, called anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF), may be a possible cause for the inflammation associated with Crohn's disease

Symptoms of Regional enteritis (Crohn's disease)

Some of the symptoms of Regional enteritis incude:

Treatments for Regional enteritis (Crohn's disease)

Treatments for Regional enteritis (Crohn's disease) include:

Treatment of Regional enteritis: For more treatment information about Regional enteritis, see treatment of Crohn's disease (Regional enteritis)

Regional enteritis: Article Excerpts about Crohn's disease

Crohn's disease causes inflammation in the small intestine. Crohn's disease usually... (Source: excerpt from Crohn's Disease: NIDDK)

Regional enteritis: Related Disease Topics

These medical disease topics may be related to Regional enteritis:

Terms associated with Regional enteritis:

Terms Similar to Regional enteritis:

Source - WordNet 2.1

Broader terms for Regional enteritis

Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Regional enteritis

The following list attempts to classify Regional enteritis into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • colitis,inflammatory bowel disease
  • inflammation,redness,rubor
  • symptom
  • evidence,grounds
  • information
  • cognition,knowledge,noesis
  • psychological feature

Source: WordNet 2.1

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