JOHN B. HARLEY, M.D.; ARTHUR S. GLUSHIEN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; EDWIN R. FISHER, M.D., F.C.A.P.
It is well known that eosinophilic infiltration of tissues or organs may occur particularly in association with eosinophilic leukocytosis for which no causal factor can be determined. During the last 20 years a number of reports1-20 have appeared indicating that eosinophilic infiltration of the wall of the gastrointestinal tract may produce severe symptoms, often leading to surgical intervention. Various lesions have been described. Swarts and Young13 have classified these as (1) eosinophilic gastroenteritis (i.e., gastritis, enteritis, or both), and (2) eosinophilic peritonitis. The so-called granuloma of the stomach or gastric submucosal granuloma is regarded by these authors as a separate
HARLEY JB, GLUSHIEN AS, FISHER ER. EOSINOPHILIC PERITONITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;51:301–308. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-2-301
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;51(2):301-308.
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