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A Case of Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1994;37(10):1457-1462.
Published online October 15, 1994.
A Case of Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
Moon Young Song, Jong Wan Kim, Joon Sung Lee
Department of Pediatrics,Catholic University medical College, Seoul ,Korea
호산구성 위장염 1례
송문영, 김종완, 이준성
가톨릭대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is a rare disorder of unknown etiology characterized by protein losing enteropathy, peripheral eosinophilia and iron deficiency anemia secondary to gastrointestinal blood loss. It is often accompanied by signs of systemic allergy. This case of a 26-month-old male patient who developed scrotal edema and diarrhea for a month had peripheral eosinophilia ranged from 24 to 32% of total leukocyte, iron deficiency anemia and hypoalbuminemia with slightly increased level of serum IgE. Biopsies of the stomach and duodenem demonstrated marked eosinophilic infiltration of the mucosa and lymphatic dilatation, which was consistent with eosinophilic gastroenteritis. We report a case of eosinophilic gastroentis with a brief review who was treated with corticosteroid alone and had marked symptomatic improvement.
Key Words: Eosinophilic gastroenteritis

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