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Pediatr Surg Int. 2003 Sep;19(7):562-3. Epub 2003 Aug 2.

The successful medical management of severe duodenal strictures secondary to eosinophilic gastroenteritis in an infant.

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Department of Paediatrics, Adelaide University, 5006 Adelaide, Australia. hock.tan@adelaide.edu.au

Abstract

Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is an uncommon condition of unknown etiology that has only been relatively recently reported. Its clinical manifestations range from a mild disease to more severe forms resembling Crohn's disease. Enteric strictures are a rare but recognized complication of this condition. We report a case of eosinophilic gastroenteritis in an infant presenting with severe duodenal strictures that was successfully managed with oral prednisolone. We believe that this is the first reported case of duodenal strictures secondary to eosinophilic gastroenteritis.

PMID:
12905002
DOI:
10.1007/s00383-003-0995-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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