A RARE CASE REPORT OF PRIMARY EOSINOPHILIC COLITIS

  • Tran Thi Khanh Tuong

Abstract

Eosinophilic enterocolitis is the rarest form in primary eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease (EGID) without other causes of eosinophilia. There are few described cases in the literature.
We reported a rare case of eosinophilic colitis, where a 35-year-old woman presented to us with chronic diarrhea associated with abdominal pain and rectal bleeding for 6 months. She had features of unspecific colitis and significant eosinophilia with the colonic biopsy reported. Diarrhea was resolved with a course of corticosteroid. No complications or recurrences were reported.
In conclusion, Eosinophilic colitis is rarely reported. Eosinophilic colitis etiology and pathogenesis is unknown. Its clinical, endoscopical and imaging features are not specific. However, this could be underdiagnosed. All chronic diarrhea cases should be offered colonoscopy with biopsy to rule out Eosinophilic Colitis.

Published
2020-02-28
How to Cite
Tran Thi Khanh Tuong. (2020). A RARE CASE REPORT OF PRIMARY EOSINOPHILIC COLITIS. International Journal of Medical Science And Diagnosis Research, 4(2). Retrieved from https://www.ijmsdr.com/index.php/ijmsdr/article/view/535
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