Hong Kong Med J 1998;4:226-8 | Number 2, June 1998
A case of eosinophilic gastroenteritis
YQ Hsu, CYF Lo
Room 218A, Tung Ying Building, 100 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is a rare disorder characterised by eosinophilic infiltration of the bowel wall and various gastrointestinal manifestations. Diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion and exclusion of various disorders that are associated with peripheral eosinophilia. We report on a woman who had a short history of abdominal pain and ascites, and who responded dramatically to a course of low-dose steroid.
Key words: Ascites/pathology; Eosinophilia/diagnosis; Eosinophils; Food hypersensitivity/complications; Gastroenteritis/therapy
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