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A 16-year-old member asked:

how is eosinophilic enteropathy diagnosed?

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Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Biopsy: It is a diagnosis established after your doctor has performed endoscopy with biopsy. The biopsies from gastrointestinal tract show increase eosinophils. Usual presentation is diarrhea of unknown etiology.
Dr. Rafael Ubeda
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Biopsy: The ideal is to perform a endoscopy and a biopsy.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How might eosinophilic enteropathy be treated?

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Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Eos. Enteropathy.: Steroids, proton pump inhibitors, and looking for an allergic cause. See an innunologist or a gastroenterologist. Ucla is remowned for research into this.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

What are the signs and symptoms of eosinophilic enteropathy?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
I will tell you: The symptoms of eosinophilic gastroenteritis vary depending on where the eosinophils build up in the gastrointestinal system and which “layers” of the intestinal wall are involved. Symptoms often include pain, skin rash, acid reflux, anemia (http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/anemia.Html) , diarrhea, stomach cramps, bleeding, nausea.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

What is eosinophilic enteropathy?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
See below: Eosinophilic enteropathy represents one member of a family of diseases that includes eosinophilic esophagitis, gastritis, enteritis, and colitis. It is diagnosed by endoscopic biopsies, which reveal ≥20 to 25 eosinophils per high power field. It is thought to be allergic in natureand food allergies may play a role. Diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss are frequent symptoms.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the disease course for eosinophilic enteropathy?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Varies with location: Uncommon disorder. Xs eosinophils (type of wbc) in parts of gut, esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon. Symptoms can vary with layer of gut involved: pain, nausea, cramps, diarrhea, swallowing issues, anemia. Diagnosis needs endoscopy and biopsy. Rx varies; can include diet changes, meds.
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Parasitic infestation may cause this.
Jun 6, 2018

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