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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 279813, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/279813
Case Report

Toxic Haemorrhagic Colitis: A Rare Presentation of Eosinophilic Colitis

1Department of Colorectal Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore 169608
2Department of Pathology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore 169608

Received 4 July 2012; Accepted 21 August 2012

Academic Editors: O. I. Giouleme, I. M. Leitman, and F. H. Mourad

Copyright © 2012 Shen-Ann Eugene Yeo 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 colitis is a rare condition that usually presents with non specific abdominal symptoms. Very uncommonly it presents with an acute surgical emergency such as peritonitis or haemorrhage. We present a rare presentation of eosinophilic colitis with toxic hemorrhagic colitis and ischaemic bowel requiring laparotomy and bowel resection.