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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 55-59

Eosinophilic ascites - a rare presentation of eosinophilic gastroenteritis with spontaneous remission and relapse in an adolescent

1 Paediatric Gastroenterology Department, King’s College Hospital, London, UK
2 School of Medicine, King’s College London, University of London, UK

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Babu Vadamalyan
Paediatric Gastroenterology Department, King’s College Hospital, London
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Eosinophillic ascites is a severe form of eosinophilic gastroenteritis presenting as unexplained ascites with normal liver function tests. Our patient had a window period of spontaneous remission making the diagnosis difficult during the early stage. Eosinophilic gastroenteritis can present in children as nonspecific gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms such as diarrhoea and abdominal distension, making it clinically indistinguishable from other causes of chronic diarrhoea.

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