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enteritis


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n. inflammation of the small intestine, usually causing diarrhoea. Infective enteritis is caused by viruses or bacteria; radiation enteritis is caused by X-rays used for radiation therapy of pelvic and other malignancies. It can cause fistula or stricture formation and malabsorption. See also Crohn’s disease (regional enteritis), gastroenteritis.

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