Idiopathic eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases in adults

Straumann, A.. (2008) Idiopathic eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases in adults. Best practice & research. Clinical gastroenterology, Vol. 22, H. 3. pp. 481-496.

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This review focuses on the latest cognitions, diagnosis and treatment strategies of the three main representatives of the eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGID): idiopathic eosinophilic oesophagitis (EE), idiopathic eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE) and idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndromes (HES) with gastrointestinal involvement. These disorders share important similarities: their origin is unknown and their pathogenesis is due to a histological inflammatory response characterised by eosinophilic tissue infiltration. In spite of these parallels, the courses and prognoses of the diseases differ radically: EE is restricted to the oesophagus, and though it may significantly decrease the patient's quality of life, it has a favourable long-term prognosis. In EGE, the inflammatory process involves several segments of the gastrointestinal tract but this chronic inflammation may also be considered a benign disorder. In contrast, HES is primarily a multisystem disorder that may involve several organs, including the digestive tract, and often has a fatal outcome.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Gastroenterologie
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Gastroenterologie
UniBasel Contributors:Straumann, Alex
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Further Journal Contribution
Publisher:Baillière Tindall
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal item
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