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Vol. 21 - Num. 84

Clinical Reviews in Digestive Diseases

Eosinophilic colitis: think about it

Aránzazu Recio Linaresa, Iván Carabaño Aguadob, Enrique Salcedo Lobatoc, Clara García Rodrígueza, Gonzalo Botija Arcosa, Ana Lucía Valencia Mesad

aSección de Gastroenterología, Hepatología y Nutrición. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Fundación de Alcorcón. Madrid. España.
bSección de Gastroenterología, Hepatología y Nutrición. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid. España.
cSección de Gastroenterología, Hepatología y Nutrición Infantil. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid. España.
dServicio de Anatomía Patológica. Hospital Universitario Fundación de Alcorcón. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: A Recio. E-mail: aran.recio.linares@gmail.com

Reference of this article: Recio Linares A, Carabaño Aguado I, Salcedo Lobato E, García Rodríguez C, Botija Arcos G, Valencia Mesa AL. Eosinophilic colitis: think about it. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2019;21:405-10.

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Abstract

Eosinophilic colitis is a primary gastrointestinal disease of unknown etiology and related to allergic processes. It is defined by the presence of an abnormal number of eosinophils in the colonic mucosa together with symptoms of intestinal dysfunction. Its incidence has increased in the last years due to a growing recognition. Diagnosis is endoscopic and requires the exclusion of other colonic eosinophilia causes, such as the inflammatory bowel disease, among others. Diagnosis criteria are not well stablished since there is no certainty about the normal number of eosinophilic cells in the different sections of the gastrointestinal tract. Likewise, treatment is based on expert opinion. Two cases of eosinophilic colitis in childhood are presented with the aim of improving the disease awareness as well as highlighting the need to carry out investigations that allow the homogenization of the management of this pathology.

Keywords

Colitis Eosinophilia

 

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