Esophageal involvement in a case of eosinophilic gastroenteritis

Yutaka Kurebayashi, Yasuhiko Maruyama, Teruyuki Shimura, Masanobu Kageoka, Akihiko Ohata, Masashi Mori, Hiroki Uozaki, Kenji Koda

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A 43-year-old woman presented with severe diarrhea and vomiting in addition to abdominal distension and dysphagia which had persisted for a month. Endoscopic biopsies revealed a significant eosinophilic infiltration in the mucosal layer of the esophagus, duodenum and ileum, yielding a diagnosis of eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EG) with esophageal involvement. The endoscopic examination of esophageal lesion in this case showed linear fissures and concentric rings, both of which are characteristic findings observed in eosinophilic esophagitis (EE). This suggests that these characteristic endoscopic findings in EE can also be applied to the results of endoscopic examinations for esophageal involvement in EG.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1745-1751
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Japanese Society of Gastroenterology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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