Eosinophilic gastroenteritis presenting with biliary and partial duodenal obstruction

Am J Gastroenterol. 1990 Aug;85(8):1022-4.


A young female with two episodes of obstructive jaundice and frequent postprandial vomiting over a 2-month period was found to have marked narrowing with irregularity of the mucosa of the descending duodenum and dense eosinophilic infiltration of the muscular and serosal layers. This unusual presentation illustrates the wide variety of gastrointestinal manifestations of eosinophilic gastroenteritis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Cholestasis, Extrahepatic / etiology*
  • Duodenal Obstruction / etiology*
  • Eosinophilia / complications*
  • Female
  • Gastroenteritis / complications*
  • Humans