Also called regional ileitis.
Words nearby regional enteritis
Definition for regional ileitis (2 of 2)
[ krohnz ]
/ kroʊnz /
a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that causes scarring and thickening of the intestinal walls and frequently leads to obstruction.
Also called regional ileitis, regional enteritis.
Origin of Crohn's disease
named after Burrill Bernard Crohn (1884–1983), U.S. physician, one of the authors of a description of the disease published in 1932
British Dictionary definitions for regional ileitis (1 of 2)
another name for Crohn's disease
British Dictionary definitions for regional ileitis (2 of 2)
/ (krəʊnz) /
inflammation, thickening, and ulceration of any of various parts of the intestine, esp the ileum Also called: regional enteritis See also Johne's disease
Word Origin for Crohn's disease
C20: named after B. B. Crohn (1884–1983), US physician
Medical definitions for regional ileitis (1 of 3)
Medical definitions for regional ileitis (2 of 3)
Medical definitions for regional ileitis (3 of 3)
[ krōnz ]
Enteritis of unknown cause that is usually limited to the terminal ileum but can progress to other segments of the intestine, characterized by nodule formation and fibrous tissue buildup, abdominal pain, and patchy deep ulceration. granulomatous enteritis regional enteritis regional ileitis terminal ileitis
Scientific definitions for regional ileitis
[ krōnz ]
A gastrointestinal disease characterized by inflammation of the ileum, resulting in abdominal cramping, diarrhea, and weight loss. It is named after American physician Burrill Bernard Crohn (1884-1983), who first described it.