A case of eosinophilic peritonitis in which ascites interleukin 5 presented at a high level

H. Yoshikane, Hiroshi Yatsuya, A. Sakakibara, H. Hidano, T. Arisawa, H. Goto

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Abstract

A 17-year-old girl was admitted to Handa City Hospital presenting with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Cytological examination of the ascites and the increased eosinophil count in the peripheral blood led to the diagnosis of eosinophilic peritonitis. Serum concentrations of interleukin 5 and interleukin 3 were normal, while only interleukin 5 level in the ascites presented at a high level; interleukin 5 at the affected part may be specifically related to the intestinal recruitment of eosinophils in this disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1588-1589
Number of pages2
JournalHepato-Gastroenterology
Volume47
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - 27-12-2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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    Yoshikane, H., Yatsuya, H., Sakakibara, A., Hidano, H., Arisawa, T., & Goto, H. (2000). A case of eosinophilic peritonitis in which ascites interleukin 5 presented at a high level. Hepato-Gastroenterology, 47(36), 1588-1589.