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Eosinophilic Enteritis: A Rare Cause of Ascites in Children
Pancham Kumar, Rohit Vohra.
Department of Paediatrics, IGMC Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Eosinophilic enteritis (EE) is rare gastrointestinal disorder of unknown etiology which was first described by Kaijser in 1937. EE may affect any part of gut, but stomach and small intestine are most common area to be affected. EE has varied presentation which depends upon the site and extent of involvement. EE is diagnosed by demonstration of eosinophilic infiltration of gut wall and eosinophilia in the peripheral blood picture. We present a 13 years old boy with EE who had recurrent episodes of abdominal pain, vomiting and eosinophilic ascites. He was eventually diagnosed as EE based on histopathology. He responded to steroids and is doing well on follow-up.

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