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World J Gastroenterol. Aug 21, 2013; 19(31): 5061-5066
Published online Aug 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i31.5061
Eosinophilic gastroenteritis: An unusual type of gastroenteritis
Sachin B Ingle, Chitra R Hinge (Ingle)
Sachin B Ingle, Department of Pathology, MIMSR Medical College, Maharashtra 4132512, India
Chitra R Hinge (Ingle), Department of Physiology, MIMSR Medical College, Maharashtra 4132512, India
Author contributions: Ingle SB and Hinge (Ingle) CR prepared the manuscript; Ingle SB critically revised the intellectual content and gave final approval of manuscript.
Correspondence to: Sachin B Ingle, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, MIMSR Medical College, Latur, Maharastra 413512, India.
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Received: April 24, 2013
Revised: June 23, 2013
Accepted: June 28, 2013
Published online: August 21, 2013
Core Tip

Core tip: Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is a rare disorder characterised by eosinophilic infiltration of the bowel wall and various gastrointestinal manifestations. Diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion and exclusion of various disorders that are associated with peripheral eosinophilia. Corticosteroids are the mainstay of therapy with a 90% response rate.