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. Symptoms include abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhea, dehydration and fever. Inflammation of related organs of the gastrointestinal system are:
- stomach and small intestine
- large intestine
- large and small intestine
- ^ a b Dugdale, David C., IIII, and George F Longretch., such as Serratia "Enteritis". MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia, 18 October 2008. Accessed 24 August 2009.