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eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders

Monday 1 March 2004

Primary eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGID) are defined as disorders that selectively affect the gastrointestinal tract with eosinophil-rich inflammation in the absence of known causes for eosinophilia (eg, drug reactions, parasitic infections, and malignancy).

Lesional syndromes

- eosinophilic infiltration of oesophagus
- eosinophilic gastritis
- eosinophilic enteritis
- eosinophilic colitis

Diseases

- eosinophilic esophagitis
- IgE-mediated food allergy
- eosinophilic gastroenteritis
- allergic colitis
- inflammatory bowel disease (IBDs)

References

- Rothenberg ME. Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGID). J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2004 Jan;113(1):11-28; quiz 29. PMID: 14713902