Eosinophilic Colitis Masquerading as Malignancy of Colon

Tagore Sunkara, Arash Samarghandi, Sriharsha Dadana, Vinaya Gaduputi

Abstract


Eosinophilic colitis (EC) is a rare part of spectrum of diseases called eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease (EGID). It was found to have bimodal distribution involving neonates and adults in age groups of 30 - 50 with male preponderance. We present this case of a 78-year-old woman who came to the hospital with abdominal pain, hematochezia and unintentional weight loss, and was found to have EC. This case was very unique given the age at presentation and the radiological findings mimicking malignancy. We reviewed the possible etiologies, clinical features, pathology, and treatment of EC along with the review of the literature.




Gastroenterol Res. 2017;10(5):325-327
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr878w


Keywords


Eosinophilic colitis; Eosinophilic gastroenteritis; Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease; Colon malignancy

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