Ileitis is an inflammation of the third portion of the small intestine (Ileum), often also involving the colon.
Ileitis affects males and females equally, usually under the age of 40.

Ileitis causes

Ileitis may result from infection, previous bowel surgery, or, most commonly, an immunologic factor.

Ileitis symptoms

The condition usually causes acute abdominal pain, similar to appendicitis. Other symptoms of Ileitis include diarrhea (sometimes alternating with constipation), fever, anorexia, weight loss, and a distention of the abdomen.

Ileitis treatment

No specific treatment has been discovered for Ileitis. Sometimes a complete recovery will follow an initial isolated attack of acute ileitis. More commonly, the disease is chronic, in which case various drugs can help reduce the symptoms.
A bypass operation or the removal of the affected bowel can also diminish the symptoms, though surgery will not eliminate the condition.