Gastroenteropathies sentence example
- For this reason, the gastroenteropathies are often considered as food-related gastrointestinal allergy syndromes.
- Eosinophilic gastroenteropathies have a specific name corresponding to the area of the digestive system where the highest numbers of eosinophils are found.
- Although many factors have been identified as causing eosinophilic gastroenteropathies, some researchers suspect that undiscovered infections may also play a role.
- The eosinophil is a component of the immune system and is particularly involved with defense against parasites, but as of 2004 no parasite had been found responsible for any of the eosinophilic gastroenteropathies.
- Infants with eosinophilic gastroenteropathies usually have acute reactions after food intake (within minutes to in one to two hours) that generally include nausea, vomiting and severe abdominal pain, later followed by diarrhea.Advertisement
- Eosinophilic gastroenteropathies are diseases that can be easily misdiagnosed.
- Diagnosis for eosinophilic gastroenteropathies is therefore only established on microscopic analysis of a tissue specimen (biopsy) revealing eosinophilic infiltration.
- Treatment of eosinophilic gastroenteropathies is mainly symptomatic and supportive.
- As of 2004 there is no known cure for eosinophilic gastroenteropathies, so medications are used to relieve symptoms and prevent full-blown attacks (or flare-ups).
- As of 2004 there is no cure for eosinophilic gastroenteropathies, and outcomes depend on the specific enteropathy.Advertisement
- Eosinophilic gastroenteropathies are not known to be fatal, but some types cause such severe bleeding or nutritional deficiency that the condition may be life-threatening if not treated with appropriate medications and support measures.
- No specific prevention measures can be recommended for eosinophilic gastroenteropathies since their specific cause was unknown as of 2004.