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A Case of Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis in a Child

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1995;38(4):552-556.
Published online April 15, 1995.
A Case of Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis in a Child
Young Don Kim, Jung Hwa Choi, Young Tak Lim, Hee Ju Park
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea
소아에서 발생한 호산구성 위장관염 1례
김영돈, 최정화, 임영탁, 박희주
부산대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Abstract
Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is an uncommon disorder of the stomach, small bowel, and colon, characterized by eosinophilic infiltration of the gut wall and peripheral blood eosinophilia. The clinical features depend on the site of eosinophilic infiltration. Patients with eosinophilic gastroenteritis may develop an exudative ascites containing eosinophils. We experienced a case of eosinophilic gastroenteritis in a 9 year old boy who had abdominal distension, vomiting, peripheral eosinophilia, eosinophilic ascites, and marked infiltration o f eosinophils in intestinal ans subserosal layers. He received prednisone (2mg/kg/day) for 10 days. No evidence of side effect were found during the period of treatment and, at now, symptom-free state are maintained without eosinophilia or any evidence of relapse.
Key Words: Eosinophilic gastroenteritis, Eosinophilic ascites


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