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Korean J Gastrointest Endosc. 2002 Oct;25(4):198-202. Korean. Case Report.
Kim JW , Park JS , Kim YH , Kim HY , Lee SH , Park HJ , Chung IK , Kim HS , Lee MH , Kim SJ .
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Soon Chun Hyang University, School of Medicine, Chonan Hospital, Cheonan, Korea. MhoLee@schch.co.kr
Abstract

Idiopathic eosinophilic esophagitis is a part of disorders that comprise eosinophilic gastroenteritis, a condition characterized by eosinophilic infiltration of the gastrointestinal tract. Its clinical feature depends on the type of layer and location involved. A 56-year-old man presented with dysphagia and abdominal pain. Endoscopic ultrsonography and esophageal manometry showed definite smooth muscle hypertrophy of the esophagus and vigorous achalasia like motility disturbance. We report a case of eosinophilic eosphagitis that resolved by steroid treatment, with a review of relevant literatures.

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