Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis, Report of a Case Tatsunori Kobayashi 1 1Department of Surgery, Mihara Red Cross Hospital Keyword: 好酸球性胃腸炎 , 好酸球性腹水 , 好酸球増多症 , ステロイド pp.1577-1581
Published Date 1999/11/25
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1403102882
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 A case of eosinophilic gastroenteritis was encountered. The case in volved a 38-year-old male who was admitted on 5th Oct., 1998, with upper abdominal pain and vomiting as his chief comptains. Laboratory data on admission showed leukocytosis with remarkable eosinophilia. Ultrasonography and computed tomography demonstrated ascites and diffuse wall thickening of the jejunum. Aspirared ascites showed increase in eosinocytes. Radiographic examination of the small intestine showed thickening of Kerckring's folds in the duodenum and jejunum. Gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed marked thickening of Kerckring's folds in the duodenum. A biopsy specimen from the lesion of the duodenum revealed edema and diffuse infiltration of eosinophils in the mucosal layer. The case was diagnosed as eosinophilic gastroenteritis and the patient's clinical symptoms, ultrasonographic and computed tomographic findings, endoscopic findings and histological findings improved significantly with corticosteroid therapy over a peried of weeks.

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