Other Names for this Disease
- Eosinophilic gastroenteritis
- Eosinophilic gastritis
- Eosinophilic enteritis
- Eosinophilic gastroenteropathy
- Eosinophilic esophagitis
Your QuestionMy husband is being tested for this, he has baffled doctors for ages. Is it hereditry? I'm worried about my son's chance of also having this condition.
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Both environmental and genetic factors are thought to be involved in causing eosinophilic enteropathy. While information regarding specific genetic risk factors is lacking, empiric studies have found that approximately 10% of people with an eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder, have an affected relative.
Last updated: 5/1/2013
- Lucendo A, Arias A. Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Sep;6(5):591-601; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=23061710. Accessed 5/1/2013.