Subserous Type of Eosinophilic Colitis: A Rare Disease

  • Carolina Amado Internal Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar do Baixo Vouga, Aveiro, Portugal
  • Mariana Silva Leal Internal Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar do Baixo Vouga, Aveiro, Portugal
  • Pedro Silva Neto Internal Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar do Baixo Vouga, Aveiro, Portugal
  • Gisela Ferreira Haematology Department, Centro Hospitalar do Baixo Vouga, Aveiro, Portugal

Keywords

Eosinophilic colitis, ascites, serosa, Ulmus rubra supplement

Abstract

Eosinophilic colitis is a rare heterogeneous inflammatory disorder. The pathogenesis is not well understood even though it seems to be multifactorial, with hypersensitivity as a major contributor. The clinical presentation depends on the eosinophilic infiltration of different sections within the gastrointestinal tract. Diagnosis is based on the presence of peripheral eosinophilia and histopathological evidence of colon wall eosinophilic infiltration.
The authors present the case of a woman with a predominantly subserous pattern of eosinophilic colitis potentially triggered by intake of an Ulmus rubra-rich product.

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  • Published: 2021-07-02

    Issue: 2021: Vol 8 No 7 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Amado C, Silva Leal M, Silva Neto P, Ferreira G. Subserous Type of Eosinophilic Colitis: A Rare Disease. EJCRIM 2021;8 doi:10.12890/2021_002671.

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