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.

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

DiffDx
Reflux oesophagitis, oesophageal leiomyomatosis, eosinophilic gastroenteritis.

Management
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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Eosinophilic esophagitis in adults: an emerging problem with unique esophageal features.
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Before this study, the role of dilation in the treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis was a matter of divergent expert opinion unsupported by randomized trial evidence, he said.
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Although the amino acid-based elemental diet (ELED) is the most effective treatment for severe food allergies such as eosinophilic esophagitis, the diet has several negatives.
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the esophagus characterized by eosinophilic infiltration of the esophageal epithelium.
Repeating the earlier upper endoscopy, this time obtaining esophageal biopsies, would be a good move if eosinophilic esophagitis was suspected; however, this disorder is uncommon at an advanced age, Dr.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) are the 2 most common nonneoplastic esophageal conditions that may require endoscopic examination in both children and adults.
org/about/) researchers conducted the first controlled trial of swallowed fluticasone nasal spray (also known as Flonase) on people with the allergic esophageal condition called eosinophilic esophagitis (http://www.
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Of 17 children with eosinophilic esophagitis, 15 were found to be allergic to one or more foods, as determined by skin prick tests, patch tests, and specific IgE tests.

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