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Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

How is the entity eosinophilic gastroenteritis defined? Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is a rare, nonparasitic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract with various degrees of eosinophilic infiltration anywhere in the tubular intestinal tract and the biliary tree in the absence of vasculitis or significant extraintestinal tissue eosinophilia. Peripheral blood eosinophilia is present in up to 80%. Why […]

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Ulcerative colitis

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

What is ulcerative colitis? Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the colon. It is distinct from Crohn’s disease (CD) of the colon in that the inflammation is restricted mostly to the mucosa and involves only the colon. The rectal segment is almost always involved, whereas in CD of the colon the rectum […]

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