Small bowel (small intestine)
Inflammatory disorders

Topic Completed: 1 August 2012

Revised: 11 March 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Duodenitis[TI] small bowel

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Duodenitis. website. Accessed December 13th, 2019.
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
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