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What's eosinophilic esophagitis?

What's eosinophilic esophagitis?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Douglas Johnston
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Eosinophilic Esophagitis (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What is eosinophilic esophagitis?

What is eosinophilic esophagitis?

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. ...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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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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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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What are the symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis?

Depends on age: The symptoms of eoe vary and can depend on the age of the person. Infants can have recurrent vomiting, reflux, and poor weight gain. School age children typically have vomiting and or abdominal pain. Adults often have reflux and or difficulty swallowing foods/ food impaction. An esophageal biopsy is needed to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can I enlist in the marines with eosinophilic esophagitis?

Can I enlist in the marines with eosinophilic esophagitis?

Disqualifying: The military has published medical standards for enlistment. If your condition is active it would be disqualifying. If it is an old problem it still may need to be evaluated for a waiver or exception to policy. The only way to know for sure is to start the enlistment and go through the medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Can anyone give me any information on eosinophilic esophagitis?

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. See www. Apfed. Org. ...Read more

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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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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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Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Been on dairy free diet & ate more dairy than I should have. EGD showed diary was it. I don't think that's it. What to do?

Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Been on dairy free diet & ate more dairy than I should have. EGD showed diary was it. I don't think that's it. What to do?

See allergist: Dairy by far is the most common allergen implicated in EoE, you should consult an allergist instead of exposing yourself to dairy against your doctor's advice. There are other foods which are implicated in causing EoE and unfortunately we still don't have a good handle in pinpointing the culprit most of the time. ...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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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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Diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis and low iron. Is low iron due to EE? S/S burning feet, tingling hands/feet/headaches/chil Can this be from ee?

Diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis and low iron. Is low iron due to EE? S/S burning feet, tingling hands/feet/headaches/chil Can this be from ee?

Unlikely: Eosinophililc esophagitis (EoE) symptoms include food impaction, with persistent trouble swallowing, abdominal pain, vomiting, or heartburn that fails to respond to medical therapy. Burning/tingling sensations not typical symptoms. Iron is not absorbed in the esophagus so unlikely culprit as well. See allergist for further workup and evaluation including testing directed elimination diet. ...Read more

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When avoiding gluten due to eosinophilic esophagitis (not celiac disease), can progess still be seen if 1 of 3 daily meals still contains some gluten?

When avoiding gluten due to eosinophilic esophagitis (not celiac disease), can progess still be seen if 1 of 3 daily meals still contains some gluten?

Confusing question: If you test positive for anti-gluten antibodies (IGA), then ANY exposure to gluten can aggravate any related symptoms. If you test negative to anti-gluten antibodies, gluten exclusion is unlikely to effect anything. ...Read more

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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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The Dr. Said I may have had a mild heart attack, spasm - Eosinophilic esophagitis. I had pain near my stomach that lasted 4 hours Is this what I had?

The Dr. Said I may have had a mild heart attack, spasm - Eosinophilic esophagitis. I had pain near my stomach that lasted 4 hours Is this what I had?

Too little info, Doc: Is guessing (very common, not rare) what might have occurred. Realize that humans (like all living creatures) are Hi-Tech; medicine is Low-Tech & overwhelmingly about symptoms of advanced disease http://goo. Gl/Blh6rW, not health. Humans are playing very slow catch-up to partially understanding the complexities of life. Expecting most physicians to have excellent understanding is very unrealistic. ...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 eosinophilic esophagitis? What are the treatment options?

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. ...Read more

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I have eosinophilic esophagitis. What is the best treatment after an initial course of prednisone/inhaler?

I have eosinophilic esophagitis. What is the best treatment after an initial course of prednisone/inhaler?

Treatment of EoE: Typical treatment options include topical steroids, food elimination diets or a combination of both. Talk to your doctors to determine the best treatment option for you. ...Read more

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All the swallow problems, finally an edoscopy. Dr says esophagitis seen, corrugated esophagus esophageal mucosa c/w eosinophilic esophagitis. Help?

Allergist/GI: See an allergist or a GI doc who is comfortable managing eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Often, patients with this condition are managed by both specialties. EoE is often managed with multiple therapies, including food elimination diets, proton pump inhibitors, and swallowed steroids depending on severity and symptoms. Please see doc as this is a chronic, sometimes severe, condition. ...Read more

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Can I take 600mg of ibuprofen 3x/day for 1 wk. If I have GERD & eosinophilic esophagitis? I take 40mg prilosec & 100mg Zoloft (sertraline) daily.

Can I take 600mg of ibuprofen 3x/day for 1 wk. If I have GERD & eosinophilic esophagitis? I take 40mg prilosec & 100mg Zoloft (sertraline) daily.

With caution: Make sure u take omeprazol on an ampty stomach (wait at least 60min after eating), for its complete absortion. 40mg is a good protection for GERD and esophagitis, but still better reduce the ibuprofen to only 400mg q8 hours. To prevent any worsening of your stomach symptoms. ...Read more

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My 7 year old son suffers with abdominal pain, he's had some bowel removed, allergy to milk, eosinophilic esophagitis blood and portien in urine, help?

My 7 year old son suffers with abdominal pain, he's had some bowel removed, allergy to milk, eosinophilic esophagitis blood and portien in urine, help?

Specialists: I agree that your son should see an allergist and GI specialist. The blood and protein in his urine warrant further investigation. Small amounts of blood and protein have been described in association with the disease. Avoiding milk and milk based products is suggested. ...Read more

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26 year-old man with 4 years of gradually increasing swallowing problems, felt to be esophageal dysfunction, with normal chest and abdominal CT.....?

26 year-old man with 4 years of gradually increasing swallowing problems, felt to be esophageal dysfunction, with normal chest and abdominal CT.....?

Keep on looking: Your ethnicity and age makes Eosinophilic esophagitis EoE a strong suspect despite the biopsy findings. In fact I have a patient in whom it took a 3nd endoscopy and biopsy to finally show that he had indeed EoE as I had initially suspected. The one thing which is unusual is the oral thrush in the absence of steroid or diabetes. Thus a fasting metabolic panel may be worthwhile to rule out diabetes. The hypokalemia is also unexpected in the absence of any known cause. Here's what I would suggest:
(a)Get a fasting metabolic panel to rule diabetes if not done already.
(b)Try eliminating wheat, egg, milk, soy, and peanuts from your diet for a month and see if there is any change in your symptoms. If possible get scoped again for objective observation.
(c)Work with an allergist and nutritionist to make sure that you are on the right track.
Good luck ...Read more

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What are the chances of passing eosinophillic esophagitis on to my child? Should I still breastfeed my baby since I have EOE?

What are the chances of passing eosinophillic esophagitis on to my child? Should I still breastfeed my baby since I have EOE?

EoE: No known inheritance pattern, for the condition, and no problem nursing your child if you have EoE, best wishes to yourself and to your baby ...Read more

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My son is 3 year old and has severe hypoproteinemia and severe iron deficiency anemia for 1 year. Can eosinophillic esophagitis caused that?

No: Cold (viral illness) very common in this age group. But iron deficiency anemia and hypoproteinemia are not. What is the reason for above two? And the main symptom of eosinophilic esophagitis----- gerd, and uncontrolled asthma. Does he have those two symptoms? You need a pediatrician and pulmonologist to satisfy your concerns. ...Read more

Dr. Gloria Fong
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