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Eosinophilic gastroenteritis
  1. Ben Dunne1,
  2. Sarah Brophy1,
  3. Julian Tsang1,
  4. Kevin McSorley1,
  5. Joanna Cumiskey2,
  6. Elaine Kay2,
  7. Eadhbhard Mulligan1
  1. 1Department of Surgery, Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, Dublin, Ireland
  2. 2Department of Pathology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ben Dunne, Department of Surgery, Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown; bdunne14784{at}

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I wish to respond to the article “Primary eosinophilic disorders of the gastrointestinal tract” by Yan and Shaffer.1

In this article Yan et al1 wrote extensively on the physiology of the recruitment and activation of eosinophils in the gastrointestinal tract.

We wish to present a case that serves to bring to light an alternative route of recruitment and activation of eosinophils.

A 47-year-old man underwent laparoscopic high anterior resection for recurrent bouts of acute diverticulitis. This diagnosis was based preoperatively on CT and colonoscopic findings, and confirmed postoperatively on pathological examination of the resected specimen.

He had no personal or family history of atopy, inflammatory bowel disease or connective tissue disease.

He re-presented to the Accident …

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.

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