Eosinophilic gastritis is a rare disorder that involves elevated levels of eosinophils (a type of white blood cell that fight allergens) in the stomach causing inflammation that leads to problems with the digestion and absorption of nutrition.
Eosinophilic gastritis (EG) is a very rare disorder that involves unusually high amounts of eosinophils – a certain type of white blood cell that fight allergens – in the stomach causing inflammation. The inflammation can disrupt the stomach from appropriately digesting and absorbing nutrition.
Eosinophilic gastritis (EG) is a type of eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder (EGID) that is closely related to eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE) and eosinophilic colitis (EC). Like other EGIDs, EG might be associated with other atopic conditions such as food allergies, asthma and atopic dermatitis.
It is suspected that food most often triggers EG inflammation. However, why an individual reacts to certain foods to trigger EG inflammation is unknown.
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