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Dr. Douglas Johnston
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Eosinophilic Esophagitis (Overview)

Is an allergic inflammatory condition of the esophagus. Symptoms are swallowing difficulty, food impaction, and heartburn. The disease was first described in children but occurs in adults as well. The condition is not well understood, but food allergy may play a significant role.


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What is the definition or description of: eosinophilic esophagitis?

What is the definition or description of: eosinophilic esophagitis?

EE: Is an allergic inflammatory condition of the esophagus. Symptoms are swallowing difficulty, food impaction, and heartburn. The disease was first described in children but occurs in adults as well. The condition is not well understood, but food allergy may play a significant role. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Johnston
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Eosinophilic Esophagitis (Overview)

Is an allergic inflammatory condition of the esophagus. Symptoms are swallowing difficulty, food impaction, and heartburn. The disease was first described in children but occurs in adults as well. The condition is not well understood, but food allergy may play a significant role.


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Is it possible for eosinophilic esophagitis be a symptom of lupus or other autoimmune disease?

Is it possible for eosinophilic esophagitis be a symptom of lupus or other autoimmune disease?

Learning more : A recent publication in the journal of allergy and clinical immunology described a subset of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis who have connective tissue disease. Musculoskeletal pain and hypermobility of the joints were described in these patients. We hope to learn more and more is further research gives us more answers. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis?

What are symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis?

Depends on age: The symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis depend on the age of the patients. Infants tend to have difficulty gaining weight, recurrent vomiting for failure to thrive. School-age children tend to have abdominal pain, reflux and vomiting. Adults often have difficulty swallowing, food impaction, or gerd. ...Read more

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My brother was just diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis. His GI prescribed a fluticasone inhaler. Is there anything else he can do in addition?

Treatments for EoE: The current treatment options for eosinophilic esophagitis include topical steroids (fluticasone inhaler swallowed) and food elimination diet. An allergist with experience in treating eoe can be helpful it guiding food elimination diets. ...Read more

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Do you know if you have eosinophilic esophagitis?

Do you know if you have eosinophilic esophagitis?

Eosinophils: Increased eosinophils seen on biopsy usually the more proximal the biopsy. Usually around 50 eos/high powered field is worrisome for this disease. ...Read more

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Can eosinophilic esophagitis cause weight loss?

Can eosinophilic esophagitis cause weight loss?

Yes: A major complication is stricture of the esophagus. If food cannot passed through it, you will not be able to get enough sustenance. ...Read more

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How do you treat eosinophilic esophagitis?

Treatment of EoE: Current treatments for eosinophilic esophagitis include topical steroids and food elimination diet. An allergist with experience in treating eoe can help guide food elimination. ...Read more

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Does anybody have any experience with treating eosinophilic esophagitis?

Treatments for EoE: Treatment options for eosinophilic esophagitis currently include topical corticosteroids and/or food elimination diet. An allergist with experience in treating eoe can help guide food elimination diet. ...Read more

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What is eosinophilic esophagitis? What is the treatment?

EoE: The hallmark is infiltrate of eosinophils in the wall of the esophagus leading to symptoms of reflux and at times stricture due to repeated eosinophilic inflammation. Many if not all of the cases are thought to be related to a food reaction and eliminating a few major foods have been helpful for many. Others will likely need to swallow a topical cortisone to reduce the inflammation. Much to learn ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: eosinophilic esophagitis?

EE: Is an allergic inflammatory condition of the esophagus. Symptoms are swallowing difficulty, food impaction, and heartburn. The disease was first described in children but occurs in adults as well. The condition is not well understood, but food allergy may play a significant role. ...Read more

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Dr. GLORIA FONG
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Esophagitis (Definition)

Esophagitis is an inflamed esophagus. There are many causes including gerd (reflux) and infections (candida). Treatment is aimed ...Read more