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June 10, 1950

EOSINOPHILIC GRANULOMA OF THE JEJUNUMA Hitherto Undescribed Lesion of the Intestines

Author Affiliations


From the Departments of Pathology and Surgery, Prospect Heights Hospital, and Pathology Department, Cumberland Hospital.

JAMA. 1950;143(6):549-551. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.82910410008009

REPORT OF CASE  N. E., a white man aged 76, was admitted to the Prospect Heights Hospital Jan. 21, 1949, for the relief of intestinal obstruction and vomiting. He had been taking a certain physic for many years because of chronic constipation. During the last two weeks his constipation became much worse and he began to vomit. The patient's past history and family history were noncontributory. There was nothing to suggest allergic disease in the patient or any member of his family.

Physical Examination.—  He was a fairly well nourished, elderly man, who appeared acutely ill. The blood pressure was 150 systolic and 80 diastolic, the pulse rate 70 and the respiratory rate 20 per minute. The rectal temperature was 99.8 F. The chest was normal. Examination of the abdomen disclosed a freely moveable mass, the size of an orange, in the region of the transverse colon. The liver

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