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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 124275, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/124275
Case Report

Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorder in Coeliac Disease: A Case Report and Review

Department of Gastroenterology, Alexandra Hospital, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Woodraw Drive, Redditch B98 7UB, UK

Received 3 November 2012; Accepted 22 November 2012

Academic Editors: P. Abraham, O. I. Giouleme, A. Imagawa, S. Nomura, C. T. Shun, and Ö. Yönem

Copyright © 2012 Dennis N. F. Lim et al. 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.

Abstract

Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder is a rare disorder characterised by eosinophilic infiltration of the gastrointestinal tract. There are various gastrointestinal manifestations with eosinophilic ascites being the most unusual and rare presentation. Diagnosis requires high index of suspicion and exclusion of various disorders associated with peripheral eosinophilia. There are no previous case reports to suggest an association between eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder and coeliac disease in adults. We report a case of eosinophilic ascites and gastroenteritis in a 30-year-old woman with a known history of coeliac disease who responded dramatically to a course of steroids.