eosinophilic esophagitis

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eosinophilic oesophagitis

A benign, possibly allergic condition, which affects young males with dysphagia.
Clinical findings
Symptoms of gastrooesophageal reflux disease—e.g., epigastric and chest pain, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, regurgitation, dysphagia with motility disturbances; often associated with extra-intestinal allergic symptoms (e.g., asthma, chronic rhinitis, eczema). May present late with strictures.

White punctate lesions, white exudate, ringed appearance, linear furrows.

Reflux oesophagitis, oesophageal leiomyomatosis, eosinophilic gastroenteritis.

Corticosteroids, dietary restriction.

eosinophilic esophagitis

Dysphagia and heartburn resulting from allergy to inhaled or consumed antigens. Biopsies of the esophagus reveals infiltration of the mucosa by eosinophils. It is treated with corticosteroids.
See also: esophagitis
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The feline esophagus is manifested on barium studies by closely spaced, thin, horizontal striations extending across the circumference of the esophagus (Figure 18).
36) Unlike the feline esophagus and nonperistaltic esophageal contractions, which are transient in nature, these transverse folds are seen as a persistent finding on esophagography.
24) They produce a characteristic "stepladder" appearance and tend to be wider than those in feline esophagus (Figure 12).

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