Title

Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Presenting as Eosinophilic Illeoocilitis: 165

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2005

Abstract

Eosinophilic gastroenterocolitis is a descriptive term designating eosinophilic infiltration of the gastrointestinal tract. It is increasingly being recognized, and some data suggests more prevalence of intestinal eosinophilia in the Southern states. We report a series of 5 patients who underwent endoscopic evaluation at a tertiary care center for abdominal pain, diarrhea, GI bleeding, short stature and weight loss,who would have been diagnosed with eosinophilic ileocolitis based on histology from endoscopic biopsies, and were found to have Crohns disease on small bowel series.

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