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What is erythematous mucosa?

By July 17, 2014 - 10:11pm
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One of my friends recently got erythematous mucosa. I've never heard of this condition before and it sounds pretty complicated. What is erythematous mucosa?

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Hi Michael

Thank you for your question! 

Mucous is a lining found in many places in our bodies, including our organs, and our respiratory and digestive systems. Erythematous mucosa occurs due to inflammation and causes lesions that irritate the lining of the stomach or the colon, and also causes redness. 

Where is this condition located in your friend's body, do you know?

Erythematous mucosa can occur for many reasons, including food allergies like celiac disease and can also be caused by gastritis or medications. It could also be caused by a parasite or the bacteria h.pylori. 

Treatment can include medications, or surgery that entails a tube and camera going down through the throat and removing the inflamed and red lesions.

Treatment can depend on the location of your friend's condition, 

Read more in our digestive page here: 


We wish your friend the best! 


July 23, 2014 - 10:19am
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