Eosinophilic gastro-enteritis: A complication of schistosomiasis and peripheral eosinophilia? A case report and review of the pathogenesis

C. S. Hesdorffer, F. Ziady

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)591-593
Number of pages3
JournalSouth African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes


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  • Medicine(all)

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