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Duodenitis is inflammation of the duodenum. It may persist acutely or chronically.
Symptoms and signs
Known symptoms of duodenitis include:
- Abdominal pain
- discomfort in stomach
Known causes of duodenitis include:
- Helicobacter pylori infection
- Coeliac disease
- Bacterial infection
- Viral infection
- Autoimmune diseases (i.e. Crohn's disease)
- Duodenal lymphocytosis
Diagnosis is generally made by endoscopy with biopsy to evaluate histology. Review of symptoms and associated conditions is important.
Treatment is aimed at removing the irritant or infection. Helicobacter pylori infection is usually treated with antibiotics.
- ↑ Healthline. "Gastritis/duodenitis". Archived from the original on 21 March 2016. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
- ↑ 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.