Eosinophilic Enteropathy

Common Name(s)

Eosinophilic Enteropathy, Eosinophilic GI Disorders

Eosinophilic enteropathy is a condition that causes a type of white blood cell called an eosinophil to build up in the gastrointestinal system and in the blood. Eosinophils play a role in the bodyÕs immune response by releasing toxins. Eosinophils are associated with allergic-type reactions, but their specific function is largely unknown.When eosinophils build up in the gastrointestinal tract, this begins to affect the body by causing polyps, tissue break down, inflammation, and ulcers. Eosinophilic enteropathy can occur in children or adults and is characterized by intolerance to some foods. Eosinophilic enteropathy can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract, and is often named by the part affected: colon (colitis), esophagus (esophagitis), stomach (gastritis), or both the stomach and small intestine (gastroenteritis).
 

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Eosinophilic Enteropathy" for support, advocacy or research.

Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD)

AGMD is a nonprofit international organization which serves as an integral educational resource concerning digestive motility diseases and disorders. It also functions as an important information base for members of the medical and scientific communities. In addition, it provides a forum for patients suffering from digestive motility diseases and disorders as well as their families and members of the medical community.

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2015

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CURED Foundation

CURED is a not for profit foundation dedicated to those suffering from eosinophilic disorders. It is the hope of CUREDto raise substantial funding to aid in research and public awareness for this complex disease. Although the disease is being diagnosed at an alarming rate, very little is known about eosinophilic disorder. It isour heartfelt belief and mission that CURED can make a difference for the individuals and their families who are touched by this disorder. Our goal is that everyone affected by this horrific illness is CURED!

Last Updated: 11 Feb 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Eosinophilic Enteropathy" for support, advocacy or research.

Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD)

AGMD is a nonprofit international organization which serves as an integral educational resource concerning digestive motility diseases and disorders. It also functions as an important information base for members of the medical and scientific communities. In addition, it provides a forum for patients suffering from digestive motility diseases and disorders as well as their families and members of the medical community.

http://www.agmd-gimotility.org

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2015

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CURED Foundation

CURED is a not for profit foundation dedicated to those suffering from eosinophilic disorders. It is the hope of CUREDto raise substantial funding to aid in research and public awareness for this complex disease. Although the disease is being diagnosed at an alarming rate, very little is known about eosinophilic disorder. It isour heartfelt belief and mission that CURED can make a difference for the individuals and their families who are touched by this disorder. Our goal is that everyone affected by this horrific illness is CURED!

http://curedfoundation.org/site/

Last Updated: 11 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Eosinophilic Enteropathy" returned 2 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Association of protein-losing enteropathy caused by eosinophilic gastroenteritis with essential thrombocytosis: case report.
 

Author(s): Márcio Silva Miguel Lima, Valdinélia dos Santos Bomfim, Audrey Zeinad, Bruno Ctenas, Milton Hideaki Arai

Journal: Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2006 Jun;61(3):271-4.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Eosinophilic gastroenteritis presenting as relapsing severe abdominal pain and enteropathy with protein loss.
 

Author(s): H-H Lin, C-H Wu, L-S Wu, R-Y Shyu

Journal: Emerg Med J. 2005 Nov;22(11):834-5.

 

Eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EG) is an uncommon gastrointestinal tract disease, and diagnosis can be difficult. A combination of acute or recurrent abdominal pain with peripheral hypereosinophilia suggests the diagnosis. Surgery in patients with these features might therefore be ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Eosinophilic Enteropathy" returned 0 free, full-text review articles on human participants.

 
 
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Fibrostenotic Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Assessment Tools
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Eosinophilic Esophagitis

 

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2018

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Mucosal Impedance and Eosinophilic Esophagitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Eosinophilic Esophagitis

 

Last Updated: 9 Oct 2017

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Natural History of Eosinophilic Esophagitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Eosinophilic Esophagitis

 

Last Updated: 14 Aug 2018

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