Eosinophilic colitis

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A rare gastroenterologic disease characterized by extensive eosinophilic infiltration of the colon in the absence of any known cause of secondary intestinal eosinophilia. Patients present with abdominal pain nausea vomiting diarrhea gastrointestinal bleeding malabsorption and/or weight loss. Symptoms do not correlate with the extent of the disease which can be segmental or pancolonic. Blood testing may show peripheral eosinophilia. The condition has a bimodal age distribution with a first peak in neonates and a second peak in young adulthood.

Data from Orphanet are used to provide information on a disease's name, synonym(s), and overview. Reference: Access aggregated data from Orphanet at Orphadata. Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http://www.orphadata.org. Data version July 2024

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Advocacy Organizations

CURED Nfp

CURED is a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to those suffering from Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases (EGID), including eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), eosinophilic gastritis (EoG), eosinophilic colitis (EoC), and other eosinophilic diseases.

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