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Ileitis is an inflammation of the ileum, a portion of the small intestine.[1] Crohn's ileitis is a type of Crohn's disease affecting the ileum. Ileitis is caused by the bacterium Lawsonia intracellularis. Inflammatory bowel disease does not associate with Lawsonia intracellularis infection.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Dilauro, Steven; Crum-Cianflone, Nancy F. (August 2010). "Ileitis: when it is not Crohn's disease". Current Gastroenterology Reports. 12 (4): 249–258. doi:10.1007/s11894-010-0112-5. ISSN 1534-312X. PMC 2914216. PMID 20532706.

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