Eosinophilic esophagitis is an allergic condition causing inflammation of oesophagus.Eosinophilic esophagitis large numbers of white blood cells called eosinophils are found in the tissue of the esophagus. There are no eosinophils in the esophagus. EoE can occur at any age and most commonly occurs in Caucasian males.
The symptoms of EoE vary with age. Often have recurring abdominal pain, trouble swallowing or vomiting. Teenagers and adults most often have difficulty swallowing. The esophagus can narrow to the point that food gets stuck. Treatment Oral or topical steroids may be prescribed. Statistics The incidence of eosinophilic oesophagitis continues to rise in the general population, in part due to increasing oesophageal biopsy rates and a more detailed histological evaluation of specimens.
The biopsy rate of an endoscopist is an indicator for a higher diagnostic yield. Major research Eosinophilic esophagitis is a chronic immune system disease. It has been identified only in the past two decades, but is now considered a major cause of digestive system (gastrointestinal) illness. Research is ongoing and will likely lead to revisions in its diagnosis and treatment.