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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 6, Issue 3, Pages 129-132
Case Record

Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis in a Patient with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome - A Rare Combination

I Al-Traif, L Jewell, and ABR Thomson

Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Pathology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Received 12 December 1991; Revised 12 May 1992

Copyright © 1992 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A case of eosinophilic gastroenteritis in a patient with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome who presented with abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and profound weight loss is presented. Because of inability to tolerate glucocorticosteroids, symptoms were treated with sodium chromoglycate and an elemental diet given by jejunostomy. The patient did well on this program. The gastrointestinal manifestations of eosinophilic gastroenteritis and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome are reviewed as well as the treatment modalities available for eosinophilic gastroenteritis.