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. 2020 Apr;35(4):765-767.
doi: 10.1007/s00384-020-03510-4. Epub 2020 Jan 27.

Eosinophilic Ascites: An Unusual Manifestation of Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis

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Eosinophilic Ascites: An Unusual Manifestation of Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis

Wan Feng et al. Int J Colorectal Dis. .

Abstract

Introduction: Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is an uncommon disorder, characterized by eosinophilic infiltration of the gastrointestinal tract. Clinical presentations are variable. It depends on the involvement of GI layer. Eosinophilic ascites is a rare presentation of eosinophilic gastroenteritis and is often associated with the serosal form.

Case presentation: In this paper, we present a 26-year-old male with EGE who presented with massive hemorrhagic ascites and was successfully treated with steroids.

Conclusion: The diagnosis of eosinophilic gastroenteritis requires histopathological examination and is often made after the exclusion of other possible causes of eosinophilia. EGE should be considered in a patient with unexplained hemorrhagic ascites.

Keywords: Ascites; Corticosteroid; Eosinophilic gastroenteritis.

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