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Eosinophilic enteropathy

Other Names for this Disease
  • Eosinophilic enteritis
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Eosinophilic gastritis
  • Eosinophilic gastroenteritis
  • Eosinophilic gastroenteropathy
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Your Question

My 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.

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Is eosinophilic enteropathy genetic?

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.[1]
Last updated: 5/1/2013