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What is Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis?

This is a condition where the intestines react strongly to certain foods or other unknown allergens, causing diarrhea and abdominal discomfort. Common triggers include milk, eggs, seafood, and nuts. Childhood allergies may gradually disappear by adulthood, but allergies can develop at any point in life.

Typical Symptoms of Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis

  • Nausea or vomiting after eating

  • Family history of Asthma, Eczema, Allergic rhinitis or Allergic conjunctivitis

  • Stomach pain or tummy ache in a specific place

  • Blood in stool

  • Abdominal pain that worsens after meals

  • Exposed to something that you were previously allergic to

  • Abdominal pain

  • Upset tummy / upper abdominal discomfort

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do you feel nauseous or throw up right after eating?

  • Does anyone in your family have a history of asthma, allergies, or hay fever?

  • Is your stomach pain localized to one specific area?

  • Do you have blood in your stool?

  • Does eating make your stomach pain worse?

Treatmentof Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis

The most important step is identifying and removing the allergen or trigger foods. A steroid or other immunosuppressant may be prescribed. Rarely, some patients may require hospital medical care.

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References

  • Mullins RJ, Turner PJ, Barnes EH, Campbell DE. Allergic gastroenteritis hospital admission time trends in Australia and New Zealand. J Paediatr Child Health. 2018 Apr;54(4):398-400. doi: 10.1111/jpc.13767. Epub 2017 Oct 31. PMID: 29090503.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jpc.13767

  • Abou Rached A, El Hajj W. Eosinophilic gastroenteritis: Approach to diagnosis and management. World J Gastrointest Pharmacol Ther. 2016 Nov 6;7(4):513-523. doi: 10.4292/wjgpt.v7.i4.513. PMID: 27867684; PMCID: PMC5095570.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5095570/

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Reviewed By:

Samantha Nazareth, MD

Samantha Nazareth, MD (Gastroenterology)

Board-certified gastroenterologist. Experience managing gastrointestinal conditions (GERD, IBS, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s, celiac disease, NASH) within healthcare organizations (three ambulatory surgical centers, single-specialty practice, multi-specialty practice and solo practice).

Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Aiko Yoshioka, MD (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Yoshioka graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine. He worked as a gastroenterologist at Saiseikai Niigata Hospital and Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital before serving as the Deputy Chief of Gastroenterology at Tsubame Rosai Hospital and Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital. Dr. Yoshioka joined Saitama Saiseikai Kawaguchi General Hospital as Chief of Gastroenterology in April 2018.

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