Eosinophilic gastroenteritis - Report of a case of thirty-two years' duration

Stephen C. Weisberg, John T. Crosson

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Abstract

This case represents the longest documented course of eosinophilic gastroenteritis reported in the literature. It is proposed that a recurrent immunologic challenge was occurring, which led to fluctuating bouts of hypereosinophilia, asthma, eosinophilic infiltration of the gut, and granuloma formation in the liver. As demonstrated in liver and abdominal lymph nodes, the hypersensitivity reaction of many years' duration progressed through various stages of granuloma formation, calcification, and bone formation. Conservative treatment, including steroids, is definitely the therapy of choice for this disease entity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1005-1014
Number of pages10
JournalThe American Journal of Digestive Diseases
Volume18
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 1973

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