Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis Questions & Answers

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

Overview

What is eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE)?

What is the pathophysiology of eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE)?

What causes eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE)?

What is the prevalence of eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE) in the US?

What is the global prevalence of eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE)?

What are the racial predilections of eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE)?

What are the sexual predilections of eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE)?

What is the prognosis of eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE)?

What is the morbidity and mortality associated with eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE)?

What are the possible complications of eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE)?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnosis of eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis?

Workup

How is eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE) diagnosed?

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE)?

What is the role of radiography in the workup of eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE)?

What is the role of ultrasonography and CT scanning in the workup of eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE)?

What is the role of endoscopy in the workup of eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE)?

What is the role of paracentesis in the workup of eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE)?

What is the role of laparotomy in the workup of eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE)?

Treatment

How is eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE) treated?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE)?

Which medications are used in the treatment of eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE)?

What is included in patient education about eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE)?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE)?

Where are patient educations resources about eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE) found?

How is response to treatment monitored in eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE)?

What is included in long-term monitoring of eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE)?

Which medications in the drug class Macrolides are used in the treatment of Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis?

Which medications in the drug class Leukotriene receptor antagonists are used in the treatment of Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis?

Which medications in the drug class Mast cell stabilizers are used in the treatment of Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis?