Mastocytic enterocolitis

How is mastocytic enterocolits diagnosed?

Mastocytic enterocolitis may be considered when a person has intractable diarrhea, and other causes have been ruled out, including systemic mastocytosis. It is diagnosed after an endoscopic procedure in which the doctor takes samples of tissues (biopsies) from the lining of the intestines. The tissue is then sent to a pathologist who looks at it under the microscope. Mastocytic enterocolitis is diagnosed when excess mast cells are present in the small bowel or the colon.

Last updated on 05-01-20

How might mastocytic enterocolitis be treated?

There is limited information in the medical literature about the treatment of mastocytic enterocolitis. Most people with this condition respond well when treated with medications such as cetirizine, ranitidine, and/or cromolyn sodium. Glucocorticoids also decrease mast cell concentration in affected tissues.

Last updated on 05-01-20

Name: American Gastroenterological Association 4930 Del Ray Avenue
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