Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis Seiji Shimizu 1 1Department of Gastroenterology, JR West Osaka Railway Hospital, Osaka, Japan Keyword: 好酸球性胃腸炎 , 画像診断 , X線診断 , 内視鏡診断 pp.629-634
Published Date 2008/4/24
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1403101341
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 Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is a relatively rare inflammatory disorder in which the small intestine is often involved. By enteroclysis, accentuation and shortening of the interval of Kerckring folds, nodular prominences, narrowing of the lumen, hypermotility, and hypersecretion are observed. Erosions or ulcers are usually absent. Endoscopic findings of the mucosal surface are often minute; edema, injection, or shortening of the interval of Kerckring folds are the only abnormalities. CT and abdominal ultrasonography are useful modalities to demonstrate intestinal wall thickening and ascites. In cases with eosinophilia or intestinal narrowing, eosinophilic gastroenteritis should be born in mind. Although corticosteroid is very effective for this disorder, anti-allergic agents are also useful. Irreversible changes such as stenosis or perforation may occur if not properly treated, so early diagnosis and treatment is important.

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