Cryptogenic multifocal ulcerous stenosing enteritis

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Cryptogenic multifocal ulcerous stenosing enteritis

Synonyms: CMUSE

A rare intestinal disease characterized by chronic or relapsing subileus or ileus resulting from multiple unexplained fibrous structures and multiple shallow (i. e. limited to the mucosa or submucosa) ulcerations of the small intestine (mainly the ileum) in the absence of signs of a systemic inflammatory reaction. Patients may present with chronic iron-deficiency anemia due to chronic intestinal blood loss chronic recurrent abdominal pain fatigue edema or growth retardation. Extraintestinal manifestations such as Sicca syndrome polyarthralgia or Raynaud’s phenomenon may also be observed.

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Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http://www.orphadata.org. Data version March 2024

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