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Eosinophilic colitis as an unusual cause of severe bloody diarrhea.

Authors
  • Ertuğrul, Ibrahim
  • Ulker, Aysel
  • Turhan, Nesrin
  • Dağli, Ulkü
  • Saşmaz, Nurgül
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Turkish journal of gastroenterology : the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2008
Volume
19
Issue
1
Pages
54–56
Identifiers
PMID: 18386242
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases may affect the colon; however, isolated colonic involvement is very rare. Diagnosis of eosinophilic colitis requires clinical suspicion and it should be differentiated from other disorders causing eosinophil accumulation in the colon tissue. Herein we present a 46-year-old female admitted to the hospital with the complaints of bloody diarrhea (25-30 times a day), fever, abdominal pain and weight loss. Eosinophilic colitis was diagnosed and she was treated with steroid successfully.

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