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Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra Dr. Misra
Internal Medicine
18 years in practice
University of Pune, B. J. Medical College
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How is eosinophilic enteropathy diagnosed?

How is eosinophilic enteropathy diagnosed?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
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Intestinal Diseases (Definition)

Intestinal diseases = disorders of the alimentary canal (from end ...Read more


Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay Dr. Bandyopadhyay
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
17 years in practice
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
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What is eosinophilic enteropathy?

What is eosinophilic enteropathy?

Interesting disorder: Eosinophilic enteropathy (& perhaps a related condition, eosinophilic esophagitis) is an autoimmune condition in which eosinophils (1 of the types of white blood cells, normally used to fend off parasitic infections) start attacking the gastrointestinal tract instead. It is sort of like an allergy (which cause eosinophil release) affecting the small intestines ("enteropathy"). Symptoms r variable. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny Dr. Zakaluzny
Surgery
34 years in practice
University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine
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How might eosinophilic enteropathy be treated?

How might eosinophilic enteropathy be treated?

Steroids: One of the oral steroids, such as Prednisone or budesonide, are usually tried first. Sometimes diet manipulations are tried. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller Dr. Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
39 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What is the disease course for eosinophilic enteropathy?

What is the disease course for eosinophilic enteropathy?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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What are the signs and symptoms of eosinophilic enteropathy?

What are the signs and symptoms of eosinophilic enteropathy?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert Dr. Seibert
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
31 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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What is good method to diagnose small intestinal diseases?

What is good method to diagnose small intestinal diseases?

Many tests.: Doctors have at their disposal many tests to diagnose small intestinal diseases. Which test they choose depends on what they think may be wrong. Some of the available tests include small bowel series, small bowel pill can, CT scan, upper endoscopy,and many others. See your doctor to figure out the best approach in your situation. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe Dr. Maplethorpe
Family Medicine
18 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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Is VSL#3 safe to take with entocort? Enteropathy. Is there a risk of bacteraemia?

Is VSL#3 safe to take with entocort? Enteropathy. Is there a risk of bacteraemia?

VSL#3: VSL #3 is a fairly well studied and respected probiotic. The Entocort is a corticosteroid. The two should be fine together, but check with your Gastoenterologist, and make sure you always list supplements like VSL #3 when you review your medications with your doctors. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Dr. Richard Zimon Dr. Zimon
Internal Medicine
55 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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Could steroid diabetes attenuate potential (desired) weight gain in an enteropathy?

Could steroid diabetes attenuate potential (desired) weight gain in an enteropathy?

"Steroid": diabetes is usually a simple elevation or blood sugars and is seldom very "symptomatic" What sugar is lost via the urine is "balanced" by the weight gain associated with the steroids themselves!

Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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What would be likely first line treatment for severe presumed non-coeliac enteropathy in an adult? Budesonide ?

What would be likely first line treatment for severe presumed non-coeliac enteropathy in an adult? Budesonide ?

The cause: One needs to know what the cause is followed up by avoidance and treatment measures. Do you know the diagnosis on your enteropathy ? ...Read more

Dr. Christopher Smith Dr. Smith
Family Medicine
37 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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What is autoimmune enteropathy? My protein levels has improved to 5.4 from 4.9 and albumin is 3.4 from 2.8. Could CVID cause this? I have high eosinop

What is autoimmune enteropathy? My protein levels has improved to 5.4 from 4.9 and albumin is 3.4 from 2.8. Could CVID cause this? I have high eosinop

Yes it could: Autoimmune enteropathy is a rare disorder characterized by sever and protracted diarrhea,weight loss from malabsorption and immune -mediated damage to the intestinal tract. Subjects with autoimmune enteropathy may be affected by other autoimmune disorders. CVID common variablble immune deficiency is a disorder that impairs the immune system People with CVID are highly susceptible to infections ...Read more

Dr. Craig Aronchick Dr. Aronchick
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
39 years in practice
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Protein-Losing Enteropathy in the intestine. Protein levels slowly improving. What is best treatment options for me? Is lymphoma a cause or concern?

Protein-Losing Enteropathy in the intestine. Protein levels slowly improving. What is best treatment options for me? Is lymphoma a cause or concern?

Enteropathy: Protein loss from the gastrointestinal tract is usually due to the massive overexcretion of mucous from areas of overgrowth of normal lining. The classic is Menetriere's Disease which is an overgrowth of the normal lining in the stomach. Lymphoma can cause protein loss from the gi tract. If you have not seen a GI MD do so. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Immune mediated enteropathy.Gluten free. Ongoing bowel issues. Not coeliac.any other possible food causes? Corn possible irritant? GF food ubiquitous

Immune mediated enteropathy.Gluten free. Ongoing bowel issues. Not coeliac.any other possible food causes? Corn possible irritant? GF food ubiquitous

???????: There are many possibilities with gut sensitivities.A variety of food additives (#40 red or others) can trigger Irritable bowel symptoms. One GS patient I follow has test positive cross reactions to milk, casein,egg, corn chocolate and others but can handle small amounts. There are labs that test for IgG, IgA and IgE food reactions that might be available to you. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Zimon Dr. Zimon
Internal Medicine
55 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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What is the pathogenesis of villous atrophy induced by bacterial overgrowth ? How does it cause the atrophy? sprue-like enteropathy uknown aetiology

What is the pathogenesis of villous atrophy induced by bacterial overgrowth ? How does it cause the atrophy? sprue-like enteropathy uknown aetiology

I know: that you have been waiting for an answer and the problem is that there is none. You ask what the pathogensis of sprue like enteropathy of UNKNOWN etiology is.....the answer is its UNKNOWN...Bacterial overgrowth can be treated ..AND THAT'S WHAT IS IMPORTANT HERE!!!!! Your bowel symptoms helped with the use of certain ANTIBIOTICS! I hope this helps and that you have a healthier New Year! Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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My GI doc thinks intestinal inflammation is causing my protein-enteropathy. How do I cure this problem? I am 6'1 224. My protein total is 4.9/albu-2.9

My GI doc thinks intestinal inflammation is causing my protein-enteropathy. How do I cure this problem? I am 6'1 224. My protein total is 4.9/albu-2.9

"Leaky gut"?: Often, patients complain of altered stool pattern (diarrhea) abdominal pain, bloating, gassiness, fullness, distension, nausea, cramps. Similar symptoms may present with IBS versus leaky gut (which by comparison is a disease process caused by many etiologies). We can be of more help if we know what tests have been accomplished & with what results. Has inflammatory bowel disease been ruled out? ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: Intestinal diseases?

What is the definition or description of: Intestinal diseases?

Intestinal diseases: Intestinal diseases = disorders of the alimentary canal (from end of stomach to anus). ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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What type of bowel (intestinal) diseases are there?

What type of bowel (intestinal) diseases are there?

In 400 characters!: Consider: IBD (Crohn's/Ulcerative colitis), microscopic colitis (collagenous, lymphocytic), IBS, dysmotilities, diverticular diseases, infiltrative processes, polyps, autoimmune, parasites, viral & bacterial infections, drug-induced diseases, ischemic gut, hernias (internal & external), trauma, rupture/perforation, leaky gut, surgical issues/repair, dysbiosis, cancer, appendicitis, lots more. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen Dr. Rosen
Surgery
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Are there intestinal diseases that can turn into septicemia?

Are there intestinal diseases that can turn into septicemia?

Many.: Any intestinal disease that may lead to perforation of the intestine has the potential to cause sepsis. The most common causes of perforation include appendicitis, diverticulitis, ulcer disease, and cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Chmielewski Dr. Chmielewski
Diagnostic Radiology
26 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What is the best test available to detect small intestinal diseases including tumors .

What is the best test available to detect small intestinal diseases including tumors .

Tough question: It depends what is available. Video capsules have been used. From an imaging perspective some form of enteroclysis is best. Probably ct or mr enteroclysis is the best test, but these procedures are not widely available. Even traditional enteroclysis is not widely available. Routine imaging is usually done with ct and conventional small bowel follow through. ...Read more