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