45 year old woman with a history of severe colicky pain on the left side of the
abdomen, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.
The patient had a
medical history of asthma.
Barium study of the
small intestine - irregular thickening of the folds.
Ultrasound and CT-scan
of the abdomen showed thickening of several loops of the small bowel.
Laboratory investigation -
Raised white blood cells with increased number of eosinophils.
Stool examination ruled
out any parasitic infection.
Endoscopic findings - Erythematous, friable areas.
Multiple endoscopic biopsies
from the abnormal areas in the small intestine.