International Journal of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Transplant and Nutrition

CASE REPORT
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


Babu Vadamalyan1, HR Somashekara1, Tanya Elizabeth Spencer2 
1 Paediatric Gastroenterology Department, King’s College Hospital, London, UK
2 School of Medicine, King’s College London, University of London, UK

Correspondence Address:
Babu Vadamalyan
Paediatric Gastroenterology Department, King’s College Hospital, London
UK

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.


How to cite this article:
Vadamalyan B, Somashekara H R, Spencer TE. Eosinophilic ascites - a rare presentation of eosinophilic gastroenteritis with spontaneous remission and relapse in an adolescent.Int J Gastroenterol Hepatol Transpl Nutr 2016;1:55-59


How to cite this URL:
Vadamalyan B, Somashekara H R, Spencer TE. Eosinophilic ascites - a rare presentation of eosinophilic gastroenteritis with spontaneous remission and relapse in an adolescent. Int J Gastroenterol Hepatol Transpl Nutr [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 Jul 6 ];1:55-59
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