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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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