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Eosinophilic gastroenteritis

Disease definition

A rare benign gastrointestinal disease characterized by the presence of abnormal and nonspecific gastro-intestinal (GI) manifestations, associated with an eosinophilic infiltration of the GI tract, which can affect several segments and involve several layers within the GI wall.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • EGE
    • Eosinophilic enteritis
    • Eosinophilic gastroenterocolitis
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 100 000
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: K52.8
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C1262481  C2062326
  • MeSH: C535952
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: 10017902

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