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what is eosinophilic esophagitis? what are the treatment options?

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Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Inflammation: EE is an inflammatory condition of the esophagus that is caused by eosinophils, a type of blood cell often associated with allergies. Treatment can be surgical (dilation or stretching of narrowed sections) or medical with steroids (budesonide or fluticasone) and/or proton pump inhibitors (PPI medicines ending with -prazole suffix). Steroids can treat the disease while PPIs can control symptoms.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

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.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Can anyone give me any information on eosinophilic esophagitis?

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Gastroenterology 22 years experience
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.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Whats eosinophilic esophagitis ?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
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).

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