Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Oct 23, 2019
  • Author: MyNgoc T Nguyen, MD; Chief Editor: Burt Cagir, MD, FACS  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Eosinophilic gastroenteritis should be considered in patients with gastrointestinal symptoms, microscopic demonstration of eosinophilic infiltration and presence of high eosinophilic count. The following conditions should also be considered in patients with suspected eosinophilic gastroenteritis:

  • Drugs (eg, acetylsalicylic acid [ASA], sulfonamides, penicillin, cephalosporin, carbamazepine, azathioprine, L-tryptophan, gold salts)

  • Parasites (Ancylostoma caninum,Giardia, Strongyloides, other zoonoses)

  • Cow milk enteropathy and related entities

  • Granulomatous gastritis

  • Hypereosinophilic syndrome

  • Gluten-sensitive enteropathy

Differential Diagnoses