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Indian J Sex Transm Dis AIDS. 2019 Jan-Jun;40(1):67-69. doi: 10.4103/ijstd.IJSTD_78_18.

Eosinophilic gastroenteritis: Atypical cause for chronic diarrhea in human immunodeficiency virus-associated immunosuppression.

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Department of Infectious Diseases, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Department of Gastroenterology, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Marshfield Clinic Children's Medical Center, Marshfield, Wisconsin, USA.


Eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE) is an uncommon disease in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised. We describe a 57-year-old male with human immunodeficiency virus who presented to us with chronic diarrhea. He had no history of allergies and had significant weight loss, normal systemic examination, and a complete blood count showing no eosinophilia. After an esophagogastroduodenoscopy, the diagnosis of EGE was made by histopathological findings. The symptoms started improving with the initiation of treatment with oral prednisolone.


Cachexia; esophagogastroduodenoscopy; prednisolone

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