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Gastroenteritis

Contributor(s): Philip K Nicholls, James Simpson

Introduction

  • Uncommon.
  • Eosinophilic intestinal infiltration or part of hypereosinophilic syndrome.
  • Signs: anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea.
  • Cause: immune-mediated.
  • Diagnosis: histopathology of gastric and intestinal wall mucosa.
  • Treatment: dietary trial and prednisolone; long-term.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Unknown.
  • Perhaps immune-mediated.

Pathophysiology

  • Eosinophilic infiltration of all layers of intestinal walls.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Howl J H, Petersen M G (1995) Intestinal mast cell tumour in a cat: presentation as eosinophilic enteritis. JAAHA 31 (6), 457-461 PubMed.
  • Foley P, Bishop-Rayle J (1991) Eosinophilic enteritis in a cat. JAVMA 198 (1), 10 PubMed.
  • Griffin H E, Meunier L D (1990) Eosinophilic enteritis in a specific-pathogen-free cat. JAVMA 197 (5), 619-620 PubMed.


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