Classification and external resources
ICD-10 A02-A09, K50-K55
ICD-9 005, 008, 009, 555-558
MedlinePlus 001149
NCI Enteritis
Patient UK Enteritis
MeSH D004751

In medicine, enteritis refers to inflammation of the small intestine. Enteritis, derives from Greek words ἑντερον, enteron (small intestine) and suffix -ιτις, -itis (Inflammation). 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 and small intestine
large intestine
large and small intestine

See also


  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.

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