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    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. Salmonella infection is one of the most common t...

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    Sclerosing cholangitis

    The biliary system is comprised of the organs and duct system that create, transport, store and release bile into the duodenum for digestion. Includes the liver, gallbladder and bile ducts (named the cystic, hepatic, common, and pancreatic duct).

    Sclerosing cholangitis refers to swelling (inflammation), scarring, and destruction of the bile ducts inside and outside of the liver. The cause of this cond...

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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 acute bacterial infection of the lining of the intestines. Shigellosis is caused by a group of bacteria called Shigella. There are several ...

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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 ab...

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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. Unlike the large intestine, the small in...

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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...