A case of iron deficiency anaemia and eosinophilia in a 19-year-old man is presented. An eosinophilic infiltrate was found in the mucosa of the gastro-intestinal tract and schistosomiasis of the rectum and sigmoid colon was demonstrated; it is postulated that this triggered off the immunological stimulus necessary in the development of eosinophilic gastro-enteritis. The biochemical and clinical features in this case are presented and the possible immunogenesis and treatment of this disorder are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1982|
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