Noninfectious colitis

Eosinophilic colitis / proctitis

Topic Completed: 1 May 2013

Minor changes: 4 October 2021

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PubMed Search: eosinophilic colitis[title]

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Eosinophilic colitis / proctitis. website. Accessed October 15th, 2021.
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)
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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

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