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Gut eosinophilia in food allergy and systemic and autoimmune diseases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18499022     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is a rare disease characterized by striking tissue eosinophilia in any layer of the gut wall; however, many diseases can cause increased gut eosinophilia. Allergic reactions to food are an important cause of gut eosinophilia. Not all adverse reactions to food are IgE mediated, and most cases of IgE-mediated food allergy do not have eosinophilic gastroenteritis. Parasitic, bacterial, and viral pathogens as well as certain systemic diseases such as vasculitis can cause gut eosinophilia. These heterogeneous conditions are reviewed in this article.
Nicholas J Talley
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gastroenterology clinics of North America     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0889-8553     ISO Abbreviation:  Gastroenterol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-23     Completed Date:  2008-08-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706257     Medline TA:  Gastroenterol Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  307-32, v     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic Campus, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Autoimmune Diseases / immunology,  pathology*
Eosinophilia* / immunology
Food Hypersensitivity / epidemiology,  immunology,  pathology*
Gastroenteritis / immunology,  microbiology*,  pathology*,  virology
Graft vs Host Disease / immunology,  pathology
Immunoglobulin E
Liver Transplantation / pathology*
Risk Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
37341-29-0/Immunoglobulin E

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