“Imaging Findings of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases in Adults”

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Abstract

Eosinophilic gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are a group of conditions marked by pathologic eosinophilic infiltration of one or multiple locations in the GI tract. Conditions include eosinophilic esophagitis, eosinophilic gastritis, eosinophilic enteritis, and eosinophilic colitis. The site and depth of eosinophilic infiltration of the GI tract usually determines clinical presentation. These conditions should be considered in the differential diagnosis for several GI symptoms, such as food impaction or dysphagia. Histopathology is the gold standard for diagnosis of eosinophilic disorders. Nevertheless, findings from endoscopy, barium studies, computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging, can aid in the diagnosis, by allowing for earlier diagnosis as well as proper management. Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders are typically managed with corticosteroids or dietary elimination. A high index of suspicion is required for diagnosis as it can often be challenging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-147
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
Volume52
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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