Stomach
Gastritis
Eosinophilic gastritis


Topic Completed: 1 July 2012

Revised: 19 March 2019

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Definition / general
  • Usually children or young adults with vomiting, diarrhea, protein losing enteropathy, food sensitivity, growth failure
  • Also allergic history, anemia, blood eosinophilia, increased serum IgE
  • Stomach most common site, but primary eosinophilic gastritis without involvement of esophagus or duodenum is uncommon; symptoms relate to site
  • Either mucosal, mural or serosal disease; mucosal biopsies may be normal when disease is primarily mural or serosal
  • Ascites with eosinophilia may occur with serosal disease
  • Often have positive skin tests but no anaphylactic reactions, suggestive of type IV hypersensitivity
Terminology
  • Formerly known as allergic gastritis
Treatment
  • Steroids, diet modification, but may have multiple relapses
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Mucosal disease: diffuse and marked eosinophils in mucosa of antrum, focally in fundus / body
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Dense eosinophilic infiltrate of lamina propria

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