Eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE) is a rare form of an inflammatory disorder. It occurs due to the infiltration in the walls of the intestine that affect the small intestine and the stomach. Under EGE, any part between the esophagus and the rectum of the gastrointestinal tract may get affected. This EGE can further be classified into muscular, mucosal, and serosal.
According to several types of research performed, not many results are found for the risk factors of eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE).
Some of the risk factors associated with eosinophilic gastroenteritis observed until today are:
- Hypersensitivity to certain kinds of food products
- Hypersensitivity to unknown allergens.
- People with eosinophilic gastroenteritis are prone to chronic digestive issues like abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, etc.
- Eosinophilic gastroenteritis, when found in children, affects their growth by delaying puberty.
- Although this is a recurring disorder, most people affected by it are also diagnosed with other conditions affecting their health, such as asthma, eczema, rhinitis, etc.
- This underlying disorder is sometimes associated with autoimmune conditions. According to a few studies, more than 65% of cases reported for EGE include atopic diseases inherited from the families.
Dysphagia,Colon resulting in organ dysfunction,Infiltration of the walls of the esophagus
Prednisone,Budesonide,Immunosuppressive drugs like azathioprine
Nausea,Diarrhea,Heartburn,Stomach pain,Vomiting,Loss of weight,Bloating