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

Duodenitis
Tractus intestinalis duodenum.svg
Duodenum(marked)
SpecialtyGastroenterology Edit this on Wikidata

SymptomsEdit

Known symptoms of duodenitis include:

CausesEdit

Known causes of duodenitis include:[2]

DiagnosisEdit

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

TreatmentEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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 1860495. PMID 16679353.

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