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.
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|Journal of Japanese Society of Gastroenterology
|Published - 2012 Oct
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