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[A case of eosinophilic gastroenteritis with ring-like discoloration in the lower end of the esophagus].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai zasshi = The Japanese journal of gastro-enterology
Publication Date
Volume
108
Issue
12
Pages
2010–2015
Identifiers
PMID: 22139488
Source
Medline
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Abstract

We report the case of a 15-year-old Japanese boy with eosinophilic gastroenteritis. The patient complained of abdominal pain and watery diarrhea and had a history of allergic rhinitis. Laboratory data on admission showed leukocytosis with remarkable eosinophilia. Microscopic examination of the biopsied specimens taken from the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, lower ileum and colon showed eosinophilic infiltration. Especially in the lower esophagus, there was a ring-like discoloration with remarkable eosinophil infiltration. We diagnosed eosinophilic gastroenteritis and his clinical symptoms and eosinophilia improved following starting corticosteroid therapy. After 5 months therapy with prednisolone, discoloration of upper digestive tract disappeared. There have been no reports describing discoloration in the lower end of the esophagus seen by gastroscopy.

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