Other Names for this Disease
- Eosinophilic enteritis
- Eosinophilic esophagitis
- Eosinophilic gastritis
- Eosinophilic gastroenteritis
- Eosinophilic gastroenteropathy
Your QuestionMy husband is being tested for this, he has baffled doctors for ages. Is it hereditry? I'm worried about my son's chance of also having this condition.
We have identified the following information that we hope you find helpful. If you still have questions, please contact us.
Both environmental and genetic factors are thought to be involved in causing eosinophilic enteropathy. While information regarding specific genetic risk factors is lacking, empiric studies have found that approximately 10% of people with an eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder, have an affected relative.
Last updated: 5/1/2013
- Lucendo A, Arias A. Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Sep;6(5):591-601; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=23061710. Accessed 5/1/2013.