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Eosinophilic gastroenteritis: our recent experience: one-year experience of atypical onset of an uncommon disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11761030     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is an unusual entity that is rarely found in daily clinical practise. Its aetiology is unknown and diagnosis can be made microscopically with evidence of massive eosinophilic infiltration in patients with chronic gastrointestinal symptoms, excluding entities that may cause such findings (parasitic infestation, medical therapy, inflammatory bowel disease, and so on). Allergic processes are usually associated and these normally respond well to steroids. We present our last year's experience of four women with eosinophilic gastroenteritis with an extraordinary atypical clinical onset. Two of the women presented with an acute abdomen and two with isolated colonic involvement. The management of acute abdomen avoiding surgery and a complete response with azathioprine are the outstanding variables that make our recent cases of special interest. Demographic variables were similar to others reported from our medium, with the exception of a higher incidence of women. Our cases suggest the wide spectrum of clinical presentations and show the high suspicion index needed for a diagnosis that is made by pathologists.
E Redondo-Cerezo; M J Cabello; Y González; M Gómez; M García-Montero; J de Teresa
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0036-5521     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2001 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-11     Completed Date:  2002-02-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0060105     Medline TA:  Scand J Gastroenterol     Country:  Norway    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1358-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Servicio de Aparato Digestivo, Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves, Granada, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Abdomen, Acute / etiology
Colon / pathology
Eosinophilia / diagnosis*
Gastroenteritis / complications,  diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Middle Aged
Comment In:
Scand J Gastroenterol. 2002 Aug;37(8):989-90; author reply 990   [PMID:  12229980 ]

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