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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

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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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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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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

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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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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

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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