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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 Lobatob, Clara García Rodrígueza, Gonzalo Botija Arcosa, Ana Lucía Valencia Mesac

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.
cServicio 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 [en prensa].

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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 regarding the usual number of eosinophilic cells in the different sections of the gastrointestinal tract. Likewise, treatment is based on the experts’ opinion. Two cases of eosinophilic colitis in childhood are presented below with the objective to improve the disease awareness as well as to highlight the need to carry out investigations that allow the homogenization of the pathology management.

Keywords

Eosinophilia Eosinophilic colitis Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease

 

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