Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 37, Issue 5, pp 697–701 | Cite as

Gastrointestinal involvement inl-tryptophan (l-trp) associated eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome (EMS)

  • K. De Schryver-Kecskemeti
  • K. W. Bennert
  • G. S. Cooper
  • P. Yang
Case Report


We report a 45-year-old female who had symptomatic gastrointestinal involvement, eosinophils in the cellular infiltrate, and who proved to havel-tryptophan-associated eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome. This case illustrates that gastrointestinal disease can be a major, seemingly primary clinical presentation in this syndrome, and that a drug history, specificallyl-tryptophan, needs to be included in the differential diagnosis of “eosinophilic gastroenteritis.”

Key Words

l-tryptophan gastrointestinal disease eosinophils eosinophila myalgia syndrome 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. De Schryver-Kecskemeti
    • 1
    • 2
  • K. W. Bennert
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. S. Cooper
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. Yang
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyCase Western Reserve University School of MedicineCleveland
  2. 2.Department of MedicineCase Western Reserve University School of MedicineCleveland

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