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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 971607, 5 pages
Case Report

A Case of Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis with Ascites

1Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Gastroenterology Department, Istanbul University, 34098 Istanbul, Turkey
2Endocrinology Department, Erciyes University, 38280 Kayseri, Turkey
3Bakirkoy Training and Education Hospital, Clinic of Gastroenterology, 34147 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 17 August 2015; Revised 10 November 2015; Accepted 9 December 2015

Academic Editor: Timothy J. Craig

Copyright © 2015 Erkan Caglar 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.


Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is a rare disorder of unknown cause characterized by focal or diffuse eosinophilic infiltration of gastrointestinal tract, especially the stomach and duodenum. Its clinical presentation depends on which segment of gastrointestinal tract is affected and on the depth of eosinophilic infiltration in the affected segment. We present a case of a 35-year-old male with abdominal distention for six months. Laboratory testing revealed elevated eosinophil count and serum immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels. In abdominal tomography, ascites was observed, and eosinophilic infiltration was detected in duodenum biopsy samples, collected during endoscopic examination of upper gastrointestinal system. Clinical and pathologic findings of the patient responded to steroid dramatically. Even though their comorbidity is rare, eosinophilic gastroenteritis should be considered in differential diagnosis of patients with unspecified ascites.