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Case Rep Gastroenterol. 2013 Jul 16;7(2):293-8. doi: 10.1159/000354147. Print 2013 May.

Eosinophilic gastroenteritis: review of a rare and treatable disease of the gastrointestinal tract.

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Section on Hospital Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Winston Salem, N.C., USA.

Abstract

Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is a rare disease of the gastrointestinal tract characterized by crampy abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and weight loss associated with peripheral eosinophilia leading to eosinophilic infiltrates in stomach and intestine, usually in a patient with a prior history of atopy. In this article, we describe our encounter with a 59-year-old female presenting with severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and weight loss with an extensive evaluation including an upper endoscopy with biopsies resulting in a diagnosis of eosinophilic gastroenteritis. The patient was eventually treated with oral prednisone for three weeks with complete resolution of her symptoms.

KEYWORDS:

Desensitization; Eosinophilic gastroenteritis; Erythematous; Infiltration; Mucosal; Samter's triad

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