jejunitis


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jejunitis

[‚jē·jə′nīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the jejunum.
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The diagnosis RCDII becomes more likely when severe malnutrition, protein losing enteropathy, and ulcerative jejunitis are present [9].
Molecular analysis of T-cell clonality in ulcerative jejunitis and enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma.
We are convinced, that CMUSE is distinct from chronic ulcerative jejunitis [58, 59], collagen sprue [60], and autoimmune or eosinophilic enteritis [18, 61].
(4) There is considerable overlap between an inflammatory condition known as ulcerative jejunitis, which occurs in patients with refractory celiac sprue, and early EATL.
(41) Refractory CD type 1 often responds to therapy with immunomodulatory agents and patients have a low risk of progression to lymphoma, whereas RCD type 2 either has a transient response or is refractory to immunosuppressive agents, and patients often manifest ulcerative jejunitis and are at an increased risk for enteropathy-associated T cell lymphoma.
Isaacson and Du (20) and Ashton-Key and associates (83) have demonstrated that EATL may be preceded by refractory celiac disease frequently associated with ulcers and referred to as "ulcerative jejunitis." Polymerase chain reaction and sequence analysis showed that ulcerative lesions and unremarkable, normal-appearing intraepithelial lymphocytes share the identical monoclonal T-cell receptor rearrangement as the adjacent lymphoma.
Complications of spruelike enteropathies (including collagenous sprue) include persistent, benign gastrointestinal ulceration (eg, ulcerative jejunitis).