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Gastroenterol Hepatol. 1999 Aug-Sep;22(7):352-5.

[Eosinophilic enteritis causing intestinal obstruction].

[Article in Spanish]

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  • 1Servicio de Aparato Digestivo, Hospital Clinico del Rio Hortega, Valladolid.

Abstract

Eosinophilic enteritis is an uncommon disorder of unknown etiology in which the digestive symptoms are associated with eosinophilic infiltration of the different layers of the intestinal wall. Clinical symptoms depend on the layers involved and are usually characterized by peripheral eosinophilia. Radiological findings depend on the layers involved. Definitive diagnosis is based on clinical and histopathological findings. Treatment of choice is currently with corticoids and prognosis is benign with relapses. The pathogenesis remains unclear. We report a patient who presented with intestinal obstruction and describe the follow-up.

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