Which lab results suggest allergic colitis?

Updated: Oct 02, 2017
  • Author: David A Piccoli, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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A child with allergic colitis may have an elevated WBC count, a low hemoglobin level, often (but not invariably) peripheral eosinophilia, and hypoalbuminemia (if a condition of protein-losing enteropathy coexists). The stool findings are often heme positive.


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