Issue: 2003 > January > case report

Enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma presenting with eosinophilia

S. Hovenga, H. de Graaf, P. Joosten, G.A. van den Berg, H. Storm, A.W. Langerak, Ph.M. Kluin, R.E. Kibbelaar


Hypereosinophilia can be related to various diseases; when it occurs without an obvious cause it is called idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome (IHES). We describe a patient with increasing eosinophilia, which in spite of extensive diagnostic procedures initially remained unexplained. However, during follow-up it became apparent that this patient had a lethal enteropathy-associated T lymphoma (EATL) causing the hypereosinophilia.