Case Report

Allergic Reaction to Gemfibrozil Manifesting as Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis

Authors: JOSEPH Y. LEE, DO, MICHELLE V. MEDELLIN, MD, CHRISTOPHER TUMPKIN, MD

Abstract

Eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE) is a rare condition of unknown etiology characterized by eosinophilic infiltration of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Previous associations with a drug or food allergy, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, and elevated IgE levels suggest an atopic predisposition in the pathogenesis of this disorder. Diagnostic criteria are GI symptoms, eosinophilic infiltration proven by biopsy of the GI tract, and absence of parasitic infection. We describe a case of EGE manifested as an allergy to gemfibrozil.

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