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Clin Endosc. 2012 November;45(4):444-447.
Published online 2012 March 17     doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.5946/ce.2012.45.4.444
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A Hypereosinophilic Syndrome Presenting as Eosinophilic Colitis
Young Woo Jeon1, Su Jin Hong1, Hwa Jong Kim1, Jae Pil Han1, Hee Kyung Kim2, Bong Min Ko1, Sung Kyu Park1 and Moon Sung Lee1
Departments of 1Internal Medicine and 2Pathology, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Bucheon, Korea
Corresponding Author: Su Jin Hong , Tel: +82-32-621-5087 , Fax: +82-32-621-5080 , Email: sjhong@schmc.ac.kr
ABSTRACT
Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) has three defining features: marked hypereosinophilia for at least 6 months, no confirmed etiology for the eosinophilia, and eosinophilia-related symptoms or organ dysfunction. However, a shorter period of hypereosinophilia with symptoms requiring eosinophil-lowering therapy is also acceptable. We report a case of HES presenting as eosinophilic colitis. Although hypereosinophilia was present for 3 months, this patient needed to be treated with eosionphil-lowering therapy for severe hematochezia. After systemic corticosteroid therapy, symptoms caused by organ involvement were dramatically improved.
Keywords: Hypereosinophilic syndrome; Colon; Steroids
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