Colon non tumor
Colitis (non-infectious)
Eosinophilic colitis / proctitis

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Definition / general
Clinical features
  • In infants, is frequently food-related; resolves in days after dietary changes
  • In adults, symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss
  • Intestinal involvement is primarily mucosal, presenting as a mild self-limited proctitis in infants and self-limited colitis in young adults (Br Med Bull 2011;100:59)
Case reports
Treatment
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Endoscopic findings

Microscopic (histologic) description
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Eosinophilic colitis


Diagnostic findings

Intense mucosal infiltration by eosinophils

Interstitial eosinophilic infiltration

Sheets of eosinophils within lamina propria