Eosinophilic gastroenteritis; a report of two cases with different presentations
Gastroenterology and Hepatology from Bed to Bench,
Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is a rare inflammatory disease, defined by infiltration of eosinophils in gastrointestinal (GI) tract, but the etiology of this disorder is unknown. Depends on the involvement region of Eosinophilic gastroenteritis, GI symptoms are variable including abdominal pain, malabsorption, gastric and duodenal ulcer. Due to its non-specific symptoms, the diagnosis is based on upper GI endoscopy followed by histopathological examination of the biopsies, which shows eosinophilic infiltration in different layers of GI tract. In this article we report two cases with gastrointestinal disorders. The first case was a 52-year-old man with a history of peripheral edema over the past 3 months and low level of serum albumin. All the necessary evaluations were done and increase number of eosinophils were found in duodenal biopsies. The second case was a 42-year-old man presented with a history of chronic diarrhea over the past two years. Main causes of diarrhea were ruled out and small intestine biopsies confirmed submucosal eosinophilic infiltration. Therefore, corticosteroid therapy was administered for both patients then they were followed for a year. During this time all of the symptoms were disappeared and they did not recur in the first year of follow up.
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