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An unusual infection on an unusual gastroenteritis.

Zavos C, Samonakis DN, Melono JM, Voloudaki A, Grammatikakis J, Kouroumalis EA - Ann Gastroenterol (2011)

Bottom Line: A 35-year-old lady was admitted to our Department due to fever and symptoms from the respiratory and gastrointestinal system.She was recently diagnosed with eosinophilic gastroenteritis and had been on steroids until two months prior to admission.Legionella pneumophila pneumonia was diagnosed and targeted therapy was initiated.

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Affiliation: Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital of Heraklion Crete, Greece (Christos Zavos, Dimitrios N. Samonakis, Jean-Marie Enele Melono, Elias A. Kouroumalis).

ABSTRACT
A 35-year-old lady was admitted to our Department due to fever and symptoms from the respiratory and gastrointestinal system. She was recently diagnosed with eosinophilic gastroenteritis and had been on steroids until two months prior to admission. Legionella pneumophila pneumonia was diagnosed and targeted therapy was initiated. The combined approach to the two entities is discussed as well as the options for maintenance therapy.

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Mild thickening of the distal ileum mucosal folds demonstrated by MRI enteroclysis (3 months after the episode and still under corticosteroids) with true-FISP sequence in coronal plane
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Figure 3: Mild thickening of the distal ileum mucosal folds demonstrated by MRI enteroclysis (3 months after the episode and still under corticosteroids) with true-FISP sequence in coronal plane

Mentions: She completed 14 days of antibiotic treatment and had for her EG prednisolone 40 mg slowly tapered, ranitidine 300 mg, ketotifen, and calcium and vitamin-D supplementation. The patient had a straightforward recovery, and she subsequently underwent an MRI-enteroclysis to further study the affected small bowel (Fig. 3). Three years after the episode she remains asymptomatic without relapses.


An unusual infection on an unusual gastroenteritis.

Zavos C, Samonakis DN, Melono JM, Voloudaki A, Grammatikakis J, Kouroumalis EA - Ann Gastroenterol (2011)

Mild thickening of the distal ileum mucosal folds demonstrated by MRI enteroclysis (3 months after the episode and still under corticosteroids) with true-FISP sequence in coronal plane
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 3: Mild thickening of the distal ileum mucosal folds demonstrated by MRI enteroclysis (3 months after the episode and still under corticosteroids) with true-FISP sequence in coronal plane
Mentions: She completed 14 days of antibiotic treatment and had for her EG prednisolone 40 mg slowly tapered, ranitidine 300 mg, ketotifen, and calcium and vitamin-D supplementation. The patient had a straightforward recovery, and she subsequently underwent an MRI-enteroclysis to further study the affected small bowel (Fig. 3). Three years after the episode she remains asymptomatic without relapses.

Bottom Line: A 35-year-old lady was admitted to our Department due to fever and symptoms from the respiratory and gastrointestinal system.She was recently diagnosed with eosinophilic gastroenteritis and had been on steroids until two months prior to admission.Legionella pneumophila pneumonia was diagnosed and targeted therapy was initiated.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital of Heraklion Crete, Greece (Christos Zavos, Dimitrios N. Samonakis, Jean-Marie Enele Melono, Elias A. Kouroumalis).

ABSTRACT
A 35-year-old lady was admitted to our Department due to fever and symptoms from the respiratory and gastrointestinal system. She was recently diagnosed with eosinophilic gastroenteritis and had been on steroids until two months prior to admission. Legionella pneumophila pneumonia was diagnosed and targeted therapy was initiated. The combined approach to the two entities is discussed as well as the options for maintenance therapy.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus