Eosinophilic gastroenteritis

Eosinophilic gastroenteritis

(Science: radiology) eosinophilic infiltration of mucosa, submucosa, and muscularis of small bowel with or without stomach, stomach (almost always limited to antrum): enlarged gastric rugae, cobblestone nodules, polyps (=mucosal type), rigid wall with narrowed antrum/pylorus, bulky inramural mass up to 9 cm (=muscular type), wet stomach, ulcers rare, may have ascites, small bowel (predominantly jejunum), thickening and distortion of folds (=mucosal type), effacement of mucosa and narrowing of lumen (=muscular type), prognosis: tendency to spontaneous remission, treatment: steroids; removal of sensitizing agent


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