Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is a rare condition of unknown etiology characterized by eosinophilic infiltration of the bowel. Corticosteroids are the mainstay of EG therapy. Although rare, steroid-resistant EG could be a life-threatening condition with tissue destructive evolution. Associations of eosinophilic gastroenteritis with systemic lupus erythematosus have rarely been reported. In this report we describe a case of successful IVIG treatment in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus and steroid-refractory eosinophilic gastroenteritis.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Immunology and Allergy
Ciccia, F., Triolo, G., Ferrante, A., Giardina, A., Rodolico, V., Galia, M., Triolo, G., Ciccia, F., Giardina, A. R., & Ferrante, A. (2011). Successful intravenous immunoglobulin treatment for steroid-resistant eosinophilic enteritis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, 29, 1018-1020.