Eosinophilic gastroenteritis with esophageal involvement

Chang Hua Chou, Jeng Shian Shin, Ming Ho Wu, Nan Haw Chow, Xi Zhang Lin

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Abstract

Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is an unusual disease entity characterized by eosinophilic infiltration of the gut with gastrointestinal disturbance. The disease commonly involves the stomach and small bowel. Esophageal involvement is rarely reported. We present a patient with simultaneous achalasia, pyloric stenosis, and ascites. Macroscopically, the esophagus, stomach and small intestine were involved. Microscopically, the mucosa was involved to the serosa. The patient has remained well under low dose prednisolone treatment for 7 years since his condition was diagnosed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-405
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Formosan Medical Association
Volume95
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1996 May 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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