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Enteropathy refers to any pathology of the intestine. [DorlandsDict|three/000035737|enteropathy]


Specific types of enteropathy include:
* Gluten-sensitive enteropathy (Which can progress to Coeliac Disease)
* Hemorrhagic enteropathy
* Protein-losing enteropathycite web |url=http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic1926.htm |title=eMedicine - Protein-Losing Enteropathy : Article by Naeem Aslam |format= |work= |accessdate=]
* Porcine proliferative enteropathy (PPE)
* Radiation enteropathycite web |url=http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000300.htm |title=MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Radiation enteritis |format= |work= |accessdate=]
* Enteropathy associated T-cell lymphoma
* Immunodysregulation polyendocrinopathy and enteropathy, X-linked (see FOXP3)

If the condition also involves the stomach, it is known as "gastroenteropathy".

Although enteritis specifically refers to an inflammation of the intestine, and is thus a more specific term than "enteropathy", the two phrases are sometimes used interchangeably.


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