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Eosinophilic gastroenteritis presenting as relapsing severe abdominal pain and enteropathy with protein loss
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  1. H-H Lin1,
  2. C-H Wu1,
  3. L-S Wu2,
  4. R-Y Shyu1
  1. 1Department of Internal Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  2. 2Department of Internal Medicine, Army Forces Hualien General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr R-Y Shyu
 Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital, No. 325, Sec 2, Cheng-Kung Rd., Neihu 114, Taipei, Taiwan, China; redstone120yahoo.com.tw

Abstract

Eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EG) is an uncommon gastrointestinal tract disease, and diagnosis can be difficult. A combination of acute or recurrent abdominal pain with peripheral hypereosinophilia suggests the diagnosis. Surgery in patients with these features might therefore be avoided. Physicians must maintain a high index of suspicion and a working knowledge of the natural history of EG in order to establish the proper diagnosis. We present the case of a young man with EG who presented with relapsing severe abdominal pain and enteropathy with protein loss.

  • EG, eosinophilic gastroenteritis
  • acute abdomen
  • eosinophilic gastroenteritis
  • protein-losing enteropathy
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  • Competing interests: none declared

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