Eosinophilic Oophoritis: Association With Positive Strongyloides stercoralis Serology and Clinical Response to Ivermectin

Joseph H. Butterfield, Gail M. Kephart, J. L. Frankson

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Background: Localized eosinophilic infiltration causing ovarian dysfunction is an unusual clinical problem. Case: We report a 16-year-old girl with abdominal pain, ovarian cysts, and biopsy-proven eosinophilic oophoritis, which resulted in right oophorectomy. Subsequently, a large cyst developed in the left ovary, causing abdominal pain that was worse at the time of her menses, and biopsy again showed numerous eosinophilic microabscesses. Unexpectedly, a parasite serology test to Strongyloides stercoralis was positive, although stool tests for ova and parasites were negative and the total IgE and total eosinophil count were normal. After treatment with ivermectin, the patient's abdominal pain resolved, the serologic antibody titers to S stercoralis returned to normal, and subsequent ultrasonographic evaluations showed involution of the large cyst in the remaining ovary. Conclusion: Eosinophilic oophoritis is a new disorder of localized tissue eosinophilia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)329-332
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Volume19
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2006

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Oophoritis
Strongyloides stercoralis
Ivermectin
Serology
Abdominal Pain
Cysts
Ovary
Parasites
Biopsy
Ovarian Cysts
Menstruation
Eosinophilia
Ovariectomy
Eosinophils
Immunoglobulin E
Ovum
Antibodies
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Eosinophilic
  • Oophoritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Eosinophilic Oophoritis : Association With Positive Strongyloides stercoralis Serology and Clinical Response to Ivermectin. / Butterfield, Joseph H.; Kephart, Gail M.; Frankson, J. L.

In: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Vol. 19, No. 5, 10.2006, p. 329-332.

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