DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-2156.IntJSciRep20150354

Eosinophilic colitis in 36 years old female: a case presentation with review of literature

Tanveer Parvez Shaikh, Sharique Ansari, Sandesh Deolekar, Nisha Mandhane, Sangram Karandikar

Abstract


Eosinophilic Colitis (EC) is a rare form of primary eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease with prevalence in neonates and young adults. EC condition is less understood as compared to the recognized eosinophilic esophagitis. Clinically EC presents as highly variable disease and it is based according to mucosal, transmural, or serosal predominance of inflammation. EC has a vast range of differential diagnosis because eosinophilia of colon occurs in many conditions like parasitic infection, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), drug-induced allergic reactions and various connective tissue disorders and so it require to rule out these causes by thorough searching for secondary causes which can be treated with antibiotics or dietary and drug elimination before we start the EC treatment. EC responds very well to steroids that may be spared by using antihistamines, leukotriene inhibitors and biologics. Here we present a case of EC in a 36 years old female with pain in abdomen and bloody diarrhoea.


Keywords


Eosinophilic colitis, Pain in abdomen, Colitis, Eosinophilia, Gastrointestinal disease

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