Successful intravenous immunoglobulin treatment for steroid-resistant eosinophilic enteritis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Francesco Ciccia, Giovanni Triolo, Angelo Ferrante, Annarita Giardina, Vito Rodolico, Massimo Galia, Giovanni Triolo, Francesco Ciccia, Anna Rita Giardina, Angelo Ferrante

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1018-1020
Number of pages3
JournalClinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Volume29
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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