Ch 19: Digestive & Intestinal Diseases

About This Chapter

If you need to review digestive and intestinal diseases for work, class or an upcoming exam, take a look at this comprehensive study guide chapter. Inside, you'll find short lessons and quizzes that can be accessed on any Internet-connected device.

Digestive & Intestinal Diseases - Chapter Summary

Get an overview of intestinal and digestive diseases with this self-paced chapter. As you work through these engaging lessons and self-assessment quizzes, you'll become familiar with basic information about diseases like isosporiasis, enteritis and necrotizing enterocolitis. The chapter is available whenever you need it, and you can access these study resources on any device that has an Internet connection. Revisit the chapter as many times as needed, and be sure to submit questions to our instructors if you need any extra help with the material. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Understand necrotizing enterocolitis pathophysiology
  • Explain the differences between necrotizing enterocolitis in adults and newborns
  • Identify the risk factors, causes, stages, symptoms, treatment and management of necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Evaluate the pathophysiology, symptoms, causes and treatments for different types of enteritis
  • Describe isosporiasis' causes, transmission, symptoms, life cycle, diagnosis and treatment

8 Lessons in Chapter 19: Digestive & Intestinal Diseases
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Necrotizing Enterocolitis: Definition, Pathophysiology & Classification

1. Necrotizing Enterocolitis: Definition, Pathophysiology & Classification

Necrotizing enterocolitis most commonly affects premature babies and is a life-threatening gastrointestinal emergency. In this lesson, we will learn what it is, what causes it, and how it is classified.

Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Adults & Newborns

2. Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Adults & Newborns

Necrotizing enterocolitis is a condition that causes damage to the intestinal tract. It can be caused by bacteria or inadequate blood flow. This lesson will discuss the differences between necrotizing enterocolitis in adults and newborns.

Necrotizing Enterocolitis: Risk Factors, Causes & Stages

3. Necrotizing Enterocolitis: Risk Factors, Causes & Stages

Necrotizing enterocolitis is a condition that involves tissue damage and death of the inner wall of the intestines. This lesson will educate the reader on the risk factors, causes, and stages of necrotizing enterocolitis.

Necrotizing Enterocolitis: Symptoms, Treatment & Management

4. Necrotizing Enterocolitis: Symptoms, Treatment & Management

Necrotizing enterocolitis is a serious condition of your digestive tract. In this lesson, we will learn about the symptoms, treatment, and management of this condition.

Enteritis in Humans: Definition, Types & Pathophysiology

5. Enteritis in Humans: Definition, Types & Pathophysiology

Enteritis, inflammation of the small intestine, is caused by a variety of factors. Read this lesson to learn how food poisoning, radiation treatments, and drugs affect the organ responsible for the absorption of key nutrients within the body.

Enteritis in Humans: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

6. Enteritis in Humans: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Enteritis is a condition in which the small intestine becomes inflamed and irritated. Read this lesson to learn what causes enteritis, the symptoms associated with it, along with typical treatment expectations.

Isosporiasis: Definition, Life Cycle & Transmission

7. Isosporiasis: Definition, Life Cycle & Transmission

This lesson is going to go over the lifecycle and routes of transmission of a parasite formerly known as ''Isospora belli''. You'll also learn its proper name today.

Isosporiasis: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

8. Isosporiasis: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Isosporiasis is an intestinal disease caused by a specific pathogenic microorganism. This lesson will arm you with knowledge about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of isosporiasis.

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