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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2017, Article ID 2391417, 3 pages
Case Report

Hematemesis as Initial Presentation in a 10-Week-Old Infant with Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis

1Department of Medicine-Pediatrics, Rush University Medical Center, 1645 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 215, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
2Department of Pediatrics, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 700 Children’s Dr, Columbus, OH 43205, USA
3Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Rush University Medical Center, Professional Building, 1725 W. Harrison Street, Suite 710, Chicago, IL 60612, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Anil Kesavan; ude.hsur@navasek_a_lina

Received 6 December 2016; Accepted 26 January 2017; Published 16 February 2017

Academic Editor: Madhur Ravikumara

Copyright © 2017 Varun Shetty 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 condition characterized by eosinophilic inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract resulting in a variety of gastrointestinal symptoms. There is currently a dearth of information on this topic in the pediatric literature, as very few cases have been reported. In this report, we present a case of eosinophilic gastroenteritis in a 10-week-old patient with initial presenting symptom of hematemesis. To our knowledge, this is the youngest case reported in the literature and is unique in its initial presentation.