Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis with Ascites and Colon Involvement

Levinson, Joel D.; Ramanathan, Vadakkencherry R.; Nozick, Jerome H.
December 1977
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Dec1977, Vol. 68 Issue 6, p603
Academic Journal
The case of a 39-year old white man with eosinophilic gastroenteritis is presented. The major clinical features were gastric outlet obstruction, diarrhea and massive ascites. At surgery, significant involvement of the entire gastrointestinal tract from the gastric antrum to the sigmoid colon was found. Histologic documentation of colon involvement was obtained. The response to corticosteroids was prompt and sustained. At present, he is maintained on an alternating day schedule of steroid administration.


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