Ileitis Is Not Always Crohn’s Disease: Case Report

Abdel Rahman Omer, Omar Nadhem, Nibras Talibmamury, Yasir Al Abboodi, James Lusby, Steven Urban


Eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EG) is a rare disorder characterized by eosinophilic infiltration of the bowel wall with various gastrointestinal manifestations. Clinical presentation may vary depending on sites and depth of involvement of the gastrointestinal tract. Imaging has very little role in supporting the diagnosis, and therefore a high degree of clinical suspicion is required. In this article, we describe a 51-year-old male who presented with severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and constipation. CT scan of the abdomen showed ileitis and laproscopy revealed ileitis with stricture in the terminal ileum. The patient was treated with laproscopic right hemicolectomy with final diagnosis of EG.

J Med Cases. 2014;5(8):463-465


Eosinophilic gastroenteritis; Muscularispropria; Small bowel obstruction

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