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A rare case of spontaneous resolution of eosinophilic ascites in a patient with primary eosinophilic gastroenteritis.
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PMID:  22913863     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is a rare gastrointestinal disorder characterized by nonspecific gastrointestinal symptoms, peripheral eosinophilia, and eosinophilic infiltration of the intestinal wall. The disorder is classified into mucosal, muscular, and subserosal types, depending on the depth of eosinophilic infiltration within the gastrointestinal wall, and the clinical picture varies accordingly. Subserosal disease, which is complicated by ascites, usually results in the most severe clinical form of eosinophilic gastroenteritis and mandates early corticosteroid therapy. In such cases, a favorable outcome can be achieved after a short course of corticosteroids. We present a rare case in a 43 year-old man in whom eosinophilic gastroenteritis spontaneously resolved without any medical treatment. After reviewing the literature and excluding secondary causes of eosinophilic gastroenteritis, we concluded that this may be the first reported case of spontaneous resolution of primary subserosal eosinophilic gastroenteritis.
Wei-Hsuan Liao; Kuo-Liang Wei; Po-Yen-Lin; Cheng-Shyong Wu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chang Gung medical journal     Volume:  35     ISSN:  2309-835X     ISO Abbreviation:  Chang Gung Med J     Publication Date:    2012 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-23     Completed Date:  2013-05-24     Revised Date:  2013-10-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101088034     Medline TA:  Chang Gung Med J     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  354-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Chiayi, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Ascites / diagnosis,  physiopathology*,  therapy
Enteritis / diagnosis,  physiopathology*,  therapy
Eosinophilia / diagnosis,  physiopathology*,  therapy
Gastritis / diagnosis,  physiopathology*,  therapy

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