Unusual presentation of eosinophilic enteritis as multiple strictures of small intestine

  • Sunil V. Jagtap | drdhirajnikumbh@rediffmail.com Department of Pathology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, (KIMS)University and Krishna Hospital Karad, Maharashtra, India.
  • Dhiraj B. Nikumbh Department of Pathology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, (KIMS)University and Krishna Hospital Karad, Maharashtra, India.
  • Ashok Y. Kshirsagar Department of Surgery, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, (KIMS)University and Krishna Hospital Karad, Maharashtra, India.
  • Neha Ahuja Department of Pathology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, (KIMS)University and Krishna Hospital Karad, Maharashtra, India.

Abstract

Eosinophilic enteritis is a rare disease of unknown etiology. It is characterized by eosinophilic infiltration of the bowel wall to a variable depth and symptoms associated with gastrointestinal tract depending upon the predominant layer involved. Diagnosis of eosinophilic enteritis requires a high index of suspicion and exclusion of various disorders that are associated with peripheral eosinophilia. We report a case of unusual presentation of eosinophilic enteritis clinically presenting as intestinal obstruction due to multiple strictures of the small bowel in an adult male.

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2012-02-13
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Keywords:
eosinophilic enteritis, acute abdomen, intestinal strictures.
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Jagtap, S. V., Nikumbh, D. B., Kshirsagar, A. Y., & Ahuja, N. (2012). Unusual presentation of eosinophilic enteritis as multiple strictures of small intestine. Clinics and Practice, 2(1), e24. https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2012.e24