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Korean J Gastrointest Endosc. 2011 Jun;42(6):361-365. Korean. Case Report.
Kang B , Chung WC , Lee KM , Paik CN , Lee JM , Jeon HS , Jun KH , Chin HM .
Department of Internal Medicine, St. Vincent Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. jwchulkr@yahoo.co.kr
Department of Surgery, St. Vincent Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is an unusual disease that is associated with various clinical gastrointestinal manifestations. Its severity depends on the area involved as well as the wall layer involved. Eosinophilic gastroenteritis often causes abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. To date, there has been an extremely rare case of eosinophilic gastroenteritis with systemic symptoms, such as fever or lymphadenopathy (LAP). We experienced a case of a 68-year-old-woman with fever and abdominal pain. Abdominal computed tomography revealed diffuse wall thickening of the gastric antrum as linitis plastica. Multiple hot uptakes of lymph nodes were visualized on fludeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography. The gastric biopsy pathological report demonstrated eosinophilic infiltration without malignant cells. We could not exclude malignancy and performed an exploratory laparoscopy. A lymph node specimen showed reactive hyperplasia, and her illness was finally diagnosed as eosinophilic gastroenteritis. Herein, we report the case with a brief review.

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