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Classification and external resources
Specialty gastroenterology
ICD-10 A02-A09, K50-K55
ICD-9-CM 005, 008, 009, 555-558
MedlinePlus 001149
MeSH D004751

Enteritis (entero- + -itis) is inflammation of the small intestine. It is most commonly caused by food or drink contaminated with pathogenic microbes.[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

Etymology and pronunciation[edit]

The word enteritis (/ˌɛntərˈtɨs/) uses combining forms of entero- and -itis, both New Latin from Greek, respectively from ἑντερον (enteron, small intestine) and -ιτις (-itis, inflammation).

See also[edit]


  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.