Small-bowel Capsule Endoscopic Features in Patients with Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis: Three Case Reports

Intern Med. 2021 Sep 15;60(18):2961-2965. doi: 10.2169/internalmedicine.6935-20. Epub 2021 Mar 29.


Eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE) is an uncommon disease characterized by eosinophilic infiltration of the gastrointestinal tract in the absence of secondary causes and presents with a variety of gastrointestinal manifestations. Important diagnostic evidence for EGE can be provided by endoscopy; however, the specific small-bowel capsule endoscopic (SBCE) findings remain unknown. We herein report the SBCE findings of three cases of EGE as well as those of the previous cases. The most common findings in patients with EGE were multiple erythema and erosions with surrounding redness on SBCE; these findings should be considered for the diagnostic evaluation for EGE.

Keywords: eosinophilic enteritis; erythema; small bowel erosion; video-capsule endoscopy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Capsule Endoscopy*
  • Endoscopy
  • Enteritis* / diagnosis
  • Eosinophilia* / diagnosis
  • Gastritis* / diagnosis
  • Humans

Supplementary concepts

  • Eosinophilic enteropathy