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Correspondence: Dr Chee-Kin Hui, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs) primarily affect the gastrointestinal tract. EGIDs have a broad spectrum of presentations, characterised by prominent eosinophilic infiltration through a variable depth in the gastrointestinal tract in the absence of a known cause for eosinophilia. EGIDs include eosinophilic oesophagitis, eosinophilic gastritis, eosinophilic gastroenteritis, eosinophilic enteritis and eosinophilic colitis. Here, we report EGID in a woman who had co-existing uterine leiomyomas. Her EGID resolved after resection of the leiomyomas. She remained asymptomatic on follow-up 13 months after the myomectomy, with resolution of the eosinophilic infiltrate in the gastrointestinal tract.
Keywords: eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder, leiomyomas, peripheral eosinophilia
Singapore Med J 2011; 52(10): e217-e219