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  • Disease

    Salmonella enterocolitis

    The causative agent of typhoid fever is the bacterium Salmonella typhi.  (Image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)

    Salmonella enterocolitis is an infection in the lining of the small intestine caused by Salmonella bacteria.

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    Sclerosing cholangitis

    The esophagus, stomach, large and small intestine, aided by the liver, gallbladder and pancreas convert the nutritive components of food into energy and break down the non-nutritive components into waste to be excreted.

    Sclerosing cholangitis refers to swelling (inflammation), scarring, and destruction of the ducts inside and outside of the liver.

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    Shigellosis

    The esophagus, stomach, large and small intestine, aided by the liver, gallbladder and pancreas convert the nutritive components of food into energy and break down the non-nutritive components into waste to be excreted.

    Shigellosis is an bacterial infection of the lining of the intestines.

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    Short bowel syndrome

    The esophagus, stomach, large and small intestine, aided by the liver, gallbladder and pancreas convert the nutritive components of food into energy and break down the non-nutritive components into waste to be excreted.

    Short bowel syndrome is a condition that occurs when part of the small intestine is missing or has been removed during surgery. Nutrients are not properly absorbed into the body () as a result.

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    Small bowel bacterial overgrowth

    Small bowel bacterial overgrowth is a condition in which very large numbers of bacteria grow in the small intestine.

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    Small intestinal ischemia and infarction

    The esophagus, stomach, large and small intestine, aided by the liver, gallbladder and pancreas convert the nutritive components of food into energy and break down the non-nutritive components into waste to be excreted.

    Intestinal ischemia and infarction is damage to (ischemia) or death of (infarction) part of the intestine. It is due to a decrease in the blood supply to the area.