Eosinophilic enteritis confined to an ileostomy site

Bernadette U. Laxa, Alexandre Bouchard, Giovanni De Petris, Russell Heigh, Jacques Heppell

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Eosinophilic enteritis is a rather rare condition that can manifest anywhere from esophagus to rectum. Its description in the literature is sparse, but associations have been made with collagen vascular disease, malignancy, food allergy, parasitic or viral infections, inflammatory bowel disease, and drug sensitivity. We present the case of a 41-year-old male diagnosed with ulcerative colitis who underwent proctocolectomy with ileal pouch anal anastomosis and loop ileostomy formation utilizing Seprafilm®, who later developed eosinophilic enteritis of the loop ileostomy site. This is the first report of eosinophilic enteritis and its possible link to the use of bioabsorbable adhesion barriers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)422-427
Number of pages6
JournalCase Reports in Gastroenterology
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2011


  • Adhesion barrier
  • Eosinophilic enteritis
  • Ileostomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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