Journal Article

Malabsorption Syndrome and Leukotriene Inhibitor

Chinnakkannan Selva Kumar, Rashmi Ranjan Das, C.D. Balakrishnan, K. Balagurunathan and Kaustabh Chaudhuri

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 57, issue 2, pages 135-137
Published in print April 2011 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online June 2010 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI:
Malabsorption Syndrome and Leukotriene Inhibitor

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Previously described treatments used for eosinophilic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract have included dietary restrictions primarily of cow milk protein, anti-inflammatory therapy utilizing suplatast, budesonide and corticosteroids, cromolyn sodium, anti-histamines and oral inhalable steroids. We describe a 12-year-old girl with diarrhea and malabsorption, who was later diagnosed to have eosinophilic gastroenteritis, was unresponsive to standard therapies, but exhibited marked improvement with use of montelukast.

Keywords: montelukast; diarrhoea; endoscopy; eosinophilia

Journal Article.  1131 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Paediatrics

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