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EGE: Introduction

EGE: A rare disorder where white blood cells (eosinophils) infiltrate the layers of the lining of the stomach and intestines and cause gastrointestinal symptoms. The degree of infiltration will determine the severity of symptoms. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of EGE is available below.

Symptoms of EGE

Home Diagnostic Testing

Home medical testing related to EGE:

Wrongly Diagnosed with EGE?

EGE: Related Patient Stories

EGE: Complications

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Causes of EGE

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EGE: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and EGE

Unnecessary hysterectomies due to undiagnosed bleeding disorder in women: The bleeding disorder called Von Willebrand's disease is quite common in women, but often more »

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are more »

EGE: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: EGE

Research quality ratings and patient safety measures for medical facilities in specialties related to EGE:

Choosing the Best Hospital: More general information, not necessarily in relation to EGE, on hospital performance and surgical care quality:

EGE: Rare Types

Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:

EGE: Animations

Statistics for EGE

EGE: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of EGE:

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list EGE as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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