Duodenitis

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Duodenitis
Classification and external resources
Specialty gastroenterology
ICD-10 K29.8
ICD-9-CM 535.6
MeSH D004382

Duodenitis is inflammation of the duodenum. It may persist acutely or chronically.[1]

Causes[edit]

Known causes of duodenitis include:[2]

Symptoms[edit]

Known symptoms of duodenitis include:

Diagnosis[edit]

Diagnosis is generally made by endoscopy with biopsy to evaluate histology. Review of symptoms and associated conditions is important.

Treatment[edit]

Treatment is aimed at removing the irritant or infection. Helicobacter pylori infection is usually treated with antibiotics.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Healthline. "Gastritis/duodenitis". Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Serra S, Jani PA (2006). "An approach to duodenal biopsies". J. Clin. Pathol. 59 (11): 1133–50. doi:10.1136/jcp.2005.031260. PMC 1860495free to read. PMID 16679353.