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Colitis: eosinophilic

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Introduction

  • Relatively common form of colitis Colitis: overview seen in dogs but less common than lymphocytic-plasmacytic colitis.
  • Cause: unknown; parasites or food allergy may trigger eosinophilic infiltration.
  • Signs: chronic diarrhea Diarrhea: chronic and hematochezia.
  • Diagnosis: by demonstration of inflammatory cellular infiltrate in lamina propria of colonic biopsies.
  • Treatment: includes anthelminthics Therapeutics: parasiticide , hypoallergenic diet Skin: food hypersensitivity , and anti-inflammatory drugs are usually required initially.

Pathogenesis

Pathophysiology

  • Immune-mediated response to parasitic or food antigens.

Diagnosis

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Jergens A E (1999) Inflammatory bowel disease: current perspectives. Vet Clin North Am 29 (2), 501-521 PubMed.
  • Johnson S (1992) Canine eosinophilic gastroenterocolitis. Semin Vet Med and Surg 7 (2), 145-152 PubMed.
  • van der Gagg I & van der Linde-Sipman J S, van Sluys F J & Wolvekamp W T (1990) Regional eosinophilic coloproctitis, typhlitis and ileitis in a dogVet Q 12 (1), 1-6 PubMed.

 

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