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What is Enteritis?

Description of the disease

Enteritis is an inflammation of the mucous membrane of the small intestine, usually caused by an infection. It can lead to diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.


  • Viral enteritis
  • Bacterial enteritis
  • Parasitic enteritis


  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Heartburn


Enteritis can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites that enter the intestines through contaminated food or water.


For the diagnosis of enteritis, a doctor may conduct a stool analysis for pathogens, as well as prescribe blood tests and abdominal ultrasound.


Treatment of enteritis includes taking antimicrobial drugs, rehydration, and following a diet.


Prevention of enteritis includes following hygiene rules, consuming clean drinking water, and thorough food processing.


To diagnose and treat enteritis, you should consult a gastroenterologist.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.