Can you tell me more about enteritis? What are the causes and symptoms?
Enteritis is a term that can be used in a number of different ways. It is a little confusing, but strictly speaking, it is an inflammation of the small intestine.
Our medical encyclopedia defines enteritis as an inflammation that is caused by a bacterial or viral infection.
Several diseases and conditions can have symptoms that be categorized as enteritis. These include Crohn’s disease and radiation enteritis, which is caused by radiation treatment for cancer.
Many people use enteritis or regional enteritis interchangeably with Crohn’s disease, which is a chronic disease involving severe inflammation in the digestive tract — most commonly the small intestine.