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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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RODRIGUEZ MARIA, Roberto; BOHORQUEZ, María Amalia; GONZALEZ, Irene  and  TORREGROZA, Gustavo. Gastrointestinal Eosinofilic Disorders. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2007, vol.22, n.2, pp.138-148. ISSN 0120-9957.

The gastrointestinal eosinofilic disorders are little frequent diseases, of etiopatogenia little clear, that are characterized by the presence of an infiltrated eosinofilo that can affect the different layers of the wall of the alimentary canal in absence of known causes of eosinofilia. The clinical manifestations are variable and the symptoms are conditioned by the degree of eosinofila of the wall, the number of layers affected and the segment of the gastrointestinal tract implied. The presentations symptoms vary from diarrhea, vomits, abdominal pain and loss of weigh until the acute intestinal obstruction. They are characterized to present peripherical eosinofilia, although it is not a forced criterion. Its definite diagnosis is anatomopatologic. The steroid use is considered as the angular stone of the treatment. We present two cases, with different clinical presentation forms, with initial answer to steroids and later relapse after the suspension of these, remaining without symptoms actually with dependency of low doses of steroids. Next we will do the revision of the available literature emphasizing the physiopathological data, the clinical evaluation and the therapeutic aspects.

Keywords : GIED; EG (Eosinofilic Gastroenteritis); EE (Eosinofilic Esofagitis); esteroid treatment.

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