Eosinophilic Esophagitis

  • Condition in which eosinophils build up in the esophagus resulting in inflammation and tissue damage.
  • Although the definite cause has not been established, food allergies may play a role in this inflammation and disease.
  • Symptoms include food sticking, trouble swallowing, heartburn, feeding problems in young children, nausea and vomiting.
  • Diagnosis is confirmed by performing an endoscopy with biopsy revealing elevated eosinophils in the esophagus.
  • Allergists help identify the possible role of food allergies in patients diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitis and work with a gastroenterologist in managing the disease.

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