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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136587/management-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis-and-celiac-disease
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REVIEW
Rok Seon Choung, Jeffrey A Alexander, David A Katzka, Joseph A Murray
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and celiac disease (CeD) are chronic immune mediated gastrointestinal disorders characterized by mucosal inflammation, both of which are related to food antigens, but with differences in clinical and histopathological features. When untreated, both diseases lead to destruction of the epithelium. While a strict gluten-free diet is the only effective therapy for CeD, several therapeutic options, such as proton pump inhibitors, topical steroids and diet elimination therapy are available for EoE...
November 10, 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127496/classification-of-eosinophilic-disorders-of-the-small-and-large-intestine
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Aoife J McCarthy, Kieran Sheahan
Eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases (EGIDs), including eosinophilic gastroenteritis and eosinophilic colitis, have been increasing in prevalence in Western countries in recent years. Eosinophils are normally scanty in the gastrointestinal tract, and increased numbers of eosinophils can denote pathology. Normal values for tissue eosinophils vary widely between different segments of the colon, thus location of the biopsy is critically important for the interpretation of findings. However, no standard diagnostic criteria have been proposed for the diagnosis of eosinophilic gastroenteritis or eosinophilic colitis...
November 10, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118877/eosinophilic-colitis-masquerading-as-malignancy-of-colon
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Tagore Sunkara, Arash Samarghandi, Sriharsha Dadana, Vinaya Gaduputi
Eosinophilic colitis (EC) is a rare part of spectrum of diseases called eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease (EGID). It was found to have bimodal distribution involving neonates and adults in age groups of 30 - 50 with male preponderance. We present this case of a 78-year-old woman who came to the hospital with abdominal pain, hematochezia and unintentional weight loss, and was found to have EC. This case was very unique given the age at presentation and the radiological findings mimicking malignancy. We reviewed the possible etiologies, clinical features, pathology, and treatment of EC along with the review of the literature...
October 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097867/dysphagia-thinking-outside-the-box
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Hamish Philpott, Mayur Garg, Dunya Tomic, Smrithya Balasubramanian, Rami Sweis
Dysphagia is a common symptom that is important to recognise and appropriately manage, given that causes include life threatening oesophageal neoplasia, oropharyngeal dysfunction, the risk of aspiration, as well as chronic disabling gastroesophageal reflux (GORD). The predominant causes of dysphagia varies between cohorts depending on the interplay between genetic predisposition and environmental risk factors, and is changing with time. Currently in white Caucasian societies adopting a western lifestyle, obesity is common and thus associated gastroesophageal reflux disease is increasingly diagnosed...
October 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083538/functional-dyspepsia-and-duodenal-eosinophilia-a-new-disease-model
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REVIEW
Kening Fan, Nicholas J Talley
Functional dyspepsia (FD) is a highly prevalent disorder that affects more than 10% of the population. In the past decade, the conceptual underpinning of FD has begun to change, and new data are unraveling the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms of this disorder with a focus on the duodenum. The Rome IV criteria were published in 2016, and notably suggests that gastroesophageal reflux disease and irritable bowel syndrome may all be part of the same disease spectrum as FD. Helicobacter pylori explains a minority of FD cases and in Rome IV is considered a separate entity...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059642/diagnostic-algorithm-and-peculiarities-of-monitoring-for-infants-with-disorders-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract
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Tetyana O Kryuchko, Inna M Nesina, Olha Ya Tkachenko
INTRODUCTION: The most common medical conditions in infants, which belong to pediatric and gastroenterological disease areas, are functional gastrointestinal disorders, food hypersensitivity and food allergy. First of all, these symptoms can disguise lactase deficiency, cow's milk protein allergy, eosinophilic gastroenteritis, allergic proctocolitis, gastrointestinal manifestations of atopic dermatitis, functional disorders of gastrointestinal and biliary tract, etc. The aim of our study was to develop an algorithm of monitoring for infants with disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and to study the efficacy of probiotic and enzyme replacement therapy...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051893/eosinophilic-enteritis-a-delayed-diagnosis
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Ankita Munjal, Abdulhameed Al-Sabban, Kathryn Bull-Henry
Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders are a rare and complex group of disorders that are characterized by eosinophilic infiltration of the gastrointestinal tract. Patients often present with a wide range of signs and symptoms as any length or layer of the GI tract can be involved such as mucosal, muscular, or serosal. As a part of the workup, patients frequently undergo computed tomography scans and multiple endoscopies before the diagnosis is finally made as was true in our case of a 59-year-old male patient presenting with 2 months of nausea, abdominal pain, and weight loss...
October 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034088/emerging-dilemmas-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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REVIEW
Peter Kahrilas, Rena Yadlapati, Sabine Roman
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is common, but less so than widely reported because of inconsistencies in definition. In clinical practice, the diagnosis is usually based on a symptom assessment without testing, and the extent of diagnostic testing pursued should be limited to that which guides management or which protects the patient from the risks of a potentially morbid treatment or an undetected early (or imminent) esophageal adenocarcinoma or which does both. When testing is pursued, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy is the most useful initial diagnostic test because it evaluates for the major potential morbidities (Barrett's, stricture, and cancer) associated with GERD and facilitates the identification of some alternative diagnostic possibilities such as eosinophilic esophagitis...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026737/eosinophilic-gastrointestinal-disorder-presenting-as-intractable-vomiting-and-ascites-in-a-young-girl
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Ji Yoon Kwon, Ji Sun Huh, Bo Kyung Je, Kwang Dae Hong, Jee Hyun Lee
Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder (EGID) is a rare disease in children that affects the bowel wall, with eosinophilic infiltration in the absence of any other causes for eosinophilia. The etiology remains unknown, but allergies and immunological imbalance are suspected triggers. We encountered a case of serosal EGID presenting as intractable vomiting and ascites in a 9-year-old girl, after influenza virus infection. Peripheral eosinophilia was not present. The diagnosis was confirmed by biopsy of the bowel wall through laparotomy and endoscopy, and controlled by 2 courses of steroid therapy due to recurring symptoms...
September 2017: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958748/development-of-ige-mediated-immediate-hypersensitivity-to-a-previously-tolerated-food-following-its-avoidance-for-eosinophilic-gastrointestinal-diseases
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Hsi-En Ho, Mirna Chehade
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September 22, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950884/sublingual-pythiosis-in-a-cat
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Jessica Sonia Fortin, Michael John Calcutt, Dae Young Kim
BACKGROUND: Pythiosis is a potentially fatal but non-contagious disease affecting humans and animals living in tropical and subtropical climates, but is also reasonably widespread in temperate climates, throughout the world. The most commonly reported affected animal species with pythiosis are equine and canine, with fewer cases in bovine and feline. Extracutaneous infections caused by Pythium insidiosum have been rarely described in the cat. CASE PRESENTATION: Sublingual pythiosis was diagnosed in a 2-year-old, male, Domestic Shorthair cat...
September 26, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943560/serum-biomarkers-for-the-diagnosis-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis-and-eosinophilic-gastroenteritis
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Shunji Ishihara, Tetsuo Shoda, Norihisa Ishimura, Shoichiro Ohta, Junya Ono, Yoshinori Azuma, Eiko Okimoto, Kenji Izuhara, Ichiro Nomura, Kenji Matsumoto, Yoshikazu Kinoshita
Objective Clinically useful serum biomarkers for the diagnosis and monitoring of eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases are not available. This study was conducted to examine the possible value of eosinophil-related proteins as serum biomarkers. Methods The serum concentrations of 49 cytokines, chemokines, and other proteins were measured in 29 patients with eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases and 80 controls. Results The levels of interleukin (IL)-5, IL-33, eotaxin-3, and thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), previously reported as possible biomarkers of eosinophilic esophagitis, were not significantly elevated in the serum...
November 1, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938841/elevated-fecal-calprotectin-levels-are-associated-with-severity-of-atopic-dermatitis-in-children
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Sung Chul Seo, So Hyun Ahn, Soohyun Ri, Yoonsun Yoon, Jung Hye Byeon, Seung Hyun Kim, Wonsuck Yoon, Young Yoo
BACKGROUND: Recent data suggested that imbalance in gut microbiota and gastrointestinal inflammation are associated with the childhood allergic disease. Fecal calprotectin has been used for a non-invasive marker of gut inflammation. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between fecal calprotectin level and the clinical severity of atopic dermatitis (AD) in children. METHODS: We enrolled 65 subjects with AD. The concentration of calprotectin was measured in each subject's fecal sample...
September 17, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903846/ileocolonic-basidiobolomycosis-in-a-child-an-unusual-fungal-infection
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Anjum Saeed, Ahmed Alsarkhy, Mona Al Asmi, Mohammad El Mouzan, Yasin Hamid, Asaad Assiri
Systemic basidiobolomycosis is a rare fungal infection caused by Basidiobolus rararum (B. rararum). The clinical presentation is non-specific and is similar to many gastrointestinal conditions such as Crohn's disease (CD). The most consistent findings of basidiobolomycosis are recurrent abdominal pain, weight loss, fever and peripheral eosinophilia. Most of the patients are diagnosed on surgical resection of the involved region along with compatible histopathological findings like transmural inflammation, granulomas with eosinophilic infiltration (Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon) and more specifically detection of fungal hyphae on fungal stains...
August 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816003/prevalence-of-gastrointestinal-symptoms-in-angelman-syndrome
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Laura W Glassman, Olivia R Grocott, Portia A Kunz, Anna M Larson, Garrett Zella, Kriston Ganguli, Ronald L Thibert
Angelman syndrome (AS) is a neurogenetic disorder characterized by intellectual disability, expressive speech impairment, movement disorder, epilepsy, and a happy demeanor. Children with AS are frequently reported to be poor feeders during infancy and as having gastrointestinal issues such as constipation, reflux, and abnormal food related behaviors throughout their lifetime. To assess the prevalence of gastrointestinal disorders in individuals with AS, we retrospectively analyzed medical records of 120 individuals seen at the Angelman Syndrome Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital and 43 individuals seen at the University of North Carolina Comprehensive Angelman Clinic...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814067/neuro-immune-interactions-in-allergic-diseases-novel-targets-for-therapeutics
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Tiphaine Voisin, Amélie Bouvier, Isaac M Chiu
Recent studies have highlighted an emerging role for neuro-immune interactions in mediating allergic diseases. Allergies are caused by an overactive immune response to a foreign antigen. The peripheral sensory and autonomic nervous system densely innervates mucosal barrier tissues including the skin, respiratory tract and gastrointestinal (GI) tract that are exposed to allergens. It is increasingly clear that neurons actively communicate with and regulate the function of mast cells, dendritic cells, eosinophils, Th2 cells and type 2 innate lymphoid cells in allergic inflammation...
June 1, 2017: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803389/gastrointestinal-manifestations-of-stat3-deficient-hyper-ige-syndrome
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Manish Arora, Preet Bagi, Anna Strongin, Jennifer Heimall, Xiongce Zhao, Monica G Lawrence, Apurva Trivedi, Carolyn Henderson, Amy Hsu, Martha Quezado, David E Kleiner, Aradhana M Venkatesan, Steven M Holland, Alexandra F Freeman, Theo Heller
OBJECTIVE: STAT 3 deficiency (autosomal dominant hyper immunoglobulin E syndrome (AD-HIES)) is a primary immunodeficiency disorder with multi-organ involvement caused by dominant negative signal transducer and activator of transcription gene 3 (STAT3) mutations. We sought to describe the gastrointestinal (GI) manifestations of this disease. METHODS: Seventy subjects aged five to 60 years with a molecular diagnosis of AD-HIES were evaluated at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791287/bidirectional-mast-cell-eosinophil-interactions-in-inflammatory-disorders-and-cancer
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REVIEW
Maria Rosaria Galdiero, Gilda Varricchi, Mansour Seaf, Giancarlo Marone, Francesca Levi-Schaffer, Gianni Marone
Human mast cells (MCs) and eosinophils were first described and named by Paul Ehrlich. These cells have distinct myeloid progenitors and differ morphologically, ultrastructurally, immunologically, biochemically, and pharmacologically. However, MCs and eosinophils play a pivotal role in several allergic disorders. In addition, these cells are involved in autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. MCs are distributed throughout all normal human tissues, whereas eosinophils are present only in gastrointestinal tract, secondary lymphoid tissues, and adipose tissue, thymus, mammary gland, and uterus...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783681/the-orphan-nuclear-receptor-ror%C3%AE-and-group-3-innate-lymphoid-cells-drive-fibrosis-in-a-mouse-model-of-crohn-s-disease
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Bernard C Lo, Matthew J Gold, Michael R Hughes, Frann Antignano, Yanet Valdez, Colby Zaph, Kenneth W Harder, Kelly M McNagny
Fibrosis is the result of dysregulated tissue regeneration and is characterized by excessive accumulation of matrix proteins that become detrimental to tissue function. In Crohn's disease, this manifests itself as recurrent gastrointestinal strictures for which there is no effective therapy beyond surgical intervention. Using a model of infection-induced chronic gut inflammation, we show that Rora-deficient mice are protected from fibrosis; infected intestinal tissues display diminished pathology, attenuated collagen deposition, and reduced fibroblast accumulation...
September 2, 2016: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780072/presentation-and-epidemiology-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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Joel E Richter, Joel H Rubenstein
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the most prevalent gastrointestinal disorder in the United States, and leads to substantial morbidity, though associated mortality is rare. The prevalence of GERD symptoms appeared to increase until 1999. Risk factors for complications of GERD include advanced age, male sex, white race, abdominal obesity, and tobacco use. Most patients with GERD presents with heartburn and effortless regurgitation. Coexistent dysphagia is considered an alarm symptom, prompting evaluation...
August 2, 2017: Gastroenterology
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