Case report: Use of montelukast as steroid-sparing agent for recurrent eosinophilic gastroenteritis

D. A. Schwartz, D. S. Pardi, J. A. Murray

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Abstract

Patients with eosinophilic gastroenteritis generally respond well to corticosteroids but relapses are common. Patients with relapsing disease are usually placed on long-term low-dose prednisone or immunosuppressive therapy. Here we repaorted on a patient with severe steriod-dependent eosinophilic gastroenteritis who was able to successfully taper off steriods and maintain remission after starting montelukast, a leukotriene receptor antagonist. To out knowledge, this is the first use montelukast as a steriod sparing agent for eosinophilic gastroenteritis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1787-1790
Number of pages4
JournalDigestive diseases and sciences
Volume46
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Eosinophilic gastroenteritis
  • Montelukast
  • Steroid-sparing agent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Gastroenterology

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