Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis: A Diagnosis Behind the Curtains 1789-1790
Dr. Neha Agrawal
Lab Services, Apollo Speciality Hospitals,
Lake View Road, K.K. Nagar,
Eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EG) typically presents with a combination of chronic nonspecific gastrointestinal symptoms which include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, weight loss, and abdominal distension. Approximately 80% of the patients have symptoms for several years. A high degree of clinical suspicion is often required to establish the diagnosis, as this disease is extremely rare. We are presenting the case of a 19 year old boy who presented with growth retardation and markedly decreased secondary sexual characteristics. Taking the full clinical history and a meticulous investigation finally led to the diagnosis.