Subserous Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis: A Rare Cause of Ascites
  • António Miguel Araújo Ferreira
    Serviço de Medicina 1, Unidade Local de Saúde do Alto Minho, EPE
  • Susana Manuela Barbosa
    Serviço de Medicina 1, Unidade Local de Saúde do Alto Minho, EPE
  • Soraia Oliveira
    Serviço de Medicina 1, Unidade Local de Saúde do Alto Minho, EPE
  • José Ramada
    erviço de Gastroenterologia, Unidade Local de Saúde do Alto Minho, EPE
  • Augusta Silva
    Serviço de Medicina 1, Unidade Local de Saúde do Alto Minho, EPE

Keywords

Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis, Ascites, Eosinophilia

Abstract

Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is an inflammatory gastrointestinal disease characterized by eosinophilic infiltration of the digestive tract. The subserous type is the rarest form and diagnosis is challenging because the symptoms are heterogeneous and endoscopy may be non-diagnostic. The authors describe the clinical case of a 41-year-old female patient who was diagnosed with subserous eosinophilic gastroenteritis. This case highlights the importance of clinical suspicion of eosinophilic gastroenteritis in patients in the third to fifth decades of life with gastrointestinal symptoms, ascites and eosinophilia.

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    Published: 2017-06-29
    Issue: Vol. 4 No. 5 (view)


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    Ferreira AMA, Barbosa SM, Oliveira S, Ramada J, Silva A. Subserous Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis: A Rare Cause of Ascites. EJCRIM 2017;4 doi:10.12890/2017_000586.

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