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What is eosinophilic esophagitis?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Inflammatory conditi: On of the esophagus, triggering a specific group of white cells as the culprit. Not many treatment options but lately some evidence suggests that swallowing nasal steroid preparations help.
Dr. Douglas Johnston
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
EoE: Eosinophilic esophagitis or eoe is an allergic inflammatory disease of the esophagus typically caused by food proteins. Symptoms can include vomiting, abdominal pain, reflux, difficulty swallowing and food impaction due to esophageal inflammation. Treatments include topical steroids and food elimination diet. Typically, eoe is managed by gastroenterologists and allergists.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Whats eosinophilic esophagitis ?

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Gastroenterology 22 years experience
Allergy: This is an allergic condition of the esophagus that can cause problems swallowing. The cause is unknown but it can be treated with medications.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis?

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Gastroenterology 22 years experience
Swallowing problem: Usually, people have difficulty swallowing with occasionally food getting stuck in the esophagus (food pipe).
A 47-year-old member asked:

How do you treat eosinophilic esophagitis?

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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Find and fix cause: The eosinophlic response is often secondary to some sort of immune system stimulation - like an allergic type reaction. Exposure to fungal mycotoxins can be a factor. Excessive parasympathetic tone can be contributory as well. Find and fix the cause of your problem.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Do you know if you have eosinophilic esophagitis?

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Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Eosinophils: Increased eosinophils seen on biopsy usually the more proximal the biopsy. Usually around 50 eos/high powered field is worrisome for this disease.

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