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typh·li·tis

 (tĭf-lī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the cecum of the large intestine. Also called cecitis.

[Greek tuphlon, cecum, from neuter of tuphlos, blind + -itis.]

typh·lyt′ic (-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
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typhlitis

(tɪfˈlaɪtɪs)
n
1. (Pathology) inflammation of the caecum
2. (Pathology) an obsolete name for appendicitis
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek tuphlon the caecum, from tuphlos blind]
typhlitic adj
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typh·li·tis

n. tiflitis, infl. del ciego.
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Greek term for caecum-typhlon enteron is kept in the term typhlitis. Terms omphalocoele, omphalitis, and also ductus omphaloentericus originate from the term omphalos ([phrase omitted]) for umbilicus.
Clinical manifestations of invasive gastrointestinal mucormycosis include appendiceal, cecal, or an iliac mass, and patients with neutropenia may present with fever, typhlitis, and hematochezia.
CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis showed pericecal inflammatory stranding without pneumatosis concerning cecal typhlitis as well as an "apple-core mass" of the ascending colon near the hepatic flexure concerning colon cancer (Figure 1).
Neutropenic enterocolitis (NE), also known as typhlitis, is a rare and life-threatening condition that is characterized by mucosal injury to the bowel wall in the setting of severe neutropenia.
The most significant gross findings were multifocal necrotizing hepatitis and diphtheric typhlitis. Histopathologic evaluation of the liver, ceca, kidney, spleen, and small intestine revealed systemic histomoniasis (SH) associated with intralesional and intravascular accumulations of histomonad organisms consistent with H meleagridis.
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His subsequent clinical course was complicated by episodes of fever and neutropenia, typhlitis, and neurotoxicity from etoposide and vincristine needing extensive rehabilitation.
Chemotherapy Drugs.--A significant, life-threatening complication of high-dose chemotherapy in immunocompromised patients is neutropenic enterocolitis, or typhlitis. It has been reported initially in children following induction therapy for acute leukemia, but later has been described with chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia; multiple myeloma; aplastic anemia; myelodysplastic syndromes; breast, lung, and testis solid tumors; AIDS; and transplants.
Doxorubicin (DOX) is widely used anticancer drug against different human malignancies; it has severe side effects in the form of typhlitis, cardiotoxicity, nephrotoxicity, hepatotoxicity and other toxicity (Pestalozzi et al.