eosinophilic oesophagitis(redirected from allergic oesophagitis)
eosinophilic oesophagitisA benign, possibly allergic condition, which affects young males with dysphagia.
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.
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