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Mastocytic enterocolitis


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How might mastocytic enterocolitis be treated?

There is very limited information in the medical literature about the treatment of mastocytic enterocolitis. Options that have been suggested include antihistamines and/or medications that alter mast cell mediator release and function, or mast cell stabilizers.[1][2]

Symptoms of chronic diarrhea may be relieved by staying well-hydrated and avoiding dehydration; maintaining a well-balanced diet; and avoiding alcohol and beverages that contain caffeine.[3]

People with a diagnosis of mastocytic enterocolitis who are looking for specific treatment options should speak with their healthcare provider.
Last updated: 5/29/2014

References
  1. Jakate S, Demeo M, John R, Tobin M, Keshavarzian A. Mastocytic enterocolitis: increased mucosal mast cells in chronic intractable diarrhea. Arch Pathol Lab Med. March, 2006; 130(3):362-367. Accessed 5/29/2014.
  2. Chrishana Ogilvie-McDaniel, Michael Blaiss, F David Osborn, Julie Carpenter. MASTOCYTIC ENTEROCOLITIS: A NEWLY DESCRIBED MAST CELL ENTITY. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. December, 2008; 101(6):645–646. Accessed 5/29/2014.
  3. Chronic Diarrhea. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. August 18, 2011; http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/hygiene/disease/chronic_diarrhea.html. Accessed 5/29/2014.


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