Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is a rare condition of unknown etiology characterized by eosinophilic infiltration of the bowel. Corticosteroids are the mainstay of EG therapy. Although rare, steroid-resistant EG could be a life-threatening condition with tissue destructive evolution. Associations of eosinophilic gastroenteritis with systemic lupus erythematosus have rarely been reported. In this report we describe a case of successful IVIG treatment in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus and steroid-refractory eosinophilic gastroenteritis.

Ciccia, F., Giardina, A., Alessi, N., Rodolico, V., Galia, M., Ferrante, A., et al. (2011). Successful intravenous immunoglobulin treatment for steroid-resistant eosinophilic enteritis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, 29, 1018-1020.

Successful intravenous immunoglobulin treatment for steroid-resistant eosinophilic enteritis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.

CICCIA, Francesco;GIARDINA, Annarita;RODOLICO, VITO;GALIA, Massimo;FERRANTE, Angelo;TRIOLO, Giovanni
2011-01-01

Abstract

Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is a rare condition of unknown etiology characterized by eosinophilic infiltration of the bowel. Corticosteroids are the mainstay of EG therapy. Although rare, steroid-resistant EG could be a life-threatening condition with tissue destructive evolution. Associations of eosinophilic gastroenteritis with systemic lupus erythematosus have rarely been reported. In this report we describe a case of successful IVIG treatment in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus and steroid-refractory eosinophilic gastroenteritis.
Settore MED/16 - Reumatologia
Ciccia, F., Giardina, A., Alessi, N., Rodolico, V., Galia, M., Ferrante, A., et al. (2011). Successful intravenous immunoglobulin treatment for steroid-resistant eosinophilic enteritis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, 29, 1018-1020.
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