Symptoms

Below are a list of of commonly seen symptoms in individuals diagnosed with Eosinophilic Disorders. From a personal point of view some of the most puzzling ones we were finding as parents were the body odour, joint pain and dizzyness. At a recent appointment our consultant confirmed that these symptoms are part of "autonomy dysfunction" and all associated with the underlying Eosinophilic disease.

There are numerous symptoms of EGID and they can present individually or in any number of variations. Symptoms shown by individuals include:

  • Nausea and/or Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Failure to thrive (poor growth and/or weight loss)
  • Abdominal or chest pain
  • Reflux
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Constipation
  • Poor appetite
  • Bloating
  • Anemia
  • Blood or Mucus in stools
  • Malnutrition
  • Poor Sleep patterns
  • Joint pain
  • Excessive sweating and/or extreme body odour

All of the above are recognised symptoms from around the UK. In addition to these, there are more reported by children in the UK, some of these are still not medically recognised but seen by numerous parents:

  • Sore Throat
  • Mouth Ulcers
  • Fatigue / Lethargy
  • Behavioural problems

None of the symptoms shown above are exclusive to EGID. Eosinophilic disorders can mimic many of the symptoms of other diseases, because of this diagnosis can take a long time and is a painstaking process of elimination.