Small bowel (small intestine)
Inflammatory disorders

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 13 February 2018, last major update August 2012

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PubMed Search: Duodenitis[TI] small bowel

Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Duodenitis. website. Accessed December 15th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Inflammation of duodenum due to various causes, associated with dyspepsia
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Increased plasma cells, edema, intraepithelial neutrophils
  • Severe cases have villous atrophy, more neutrophils but fewer plasma cells
  • Gastric metaplasia, Helicobacter pylori may be present
Microscopic (histologic) images

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