Case Report: PDF OnlyHypereosinophilic Syndrome in Childhood Appearing as Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseFalade, A. G.; Darbyshire, P. J.; Raafat, F.; Booth, I. W.Author Information The Institute of Child Health, University of Birmingham and The Children's Hospital, Birmingham, England Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition: February 1991 - Volume 12 - Issue 2 - p 276-279 Free Abstract A 7-year-old girl with hypereosinophilic syndrome is described, the first such patient to present with inflammatory bowel disease. Hepatosplenomegaly, anaemia, and hypergammaglobulinaemia were also prominent features. Colonoscopy revealed a frank colitis of nonspecific histologic appearance. An elemental diet was unhelpful, but there was a prompt clinical and partial haematological response to systemic steroids. She has remained well receiving a small maintenance dose of prednisolone for 3 years. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.