Eosinophilic esophagitis (eosinophilic oesophagitis), also known as allergic oesophagitis, is an allergic inflammatory condition of the esophagus that involves eosinophils, a type of white blood cell. Symptoms are swallowing difficulty, food impaction, and heartburn.
Symptoms: It includes difficulty swallowing, food impaction, vomiting and decreased appetite.sometimes it have asthma and coeliac disease.
Diagnosis: It is diagnosed by upper endoscopy ?It is the test test in which a long, flexible lighted tube, called an endoscope, is used to view the esophagus.
Treament: Over the counter treatment:These include antacids Maalox and Mylanta. Prescription ?strength medications: These include H-2-receptor blockers, such as famotidine (Pepcid), nizatidine (Axid) and ranitidine (Zantac). They also include proton pump inhibitors, such as esomeprazole (Nexium), lansoprazole (Prevacid), omeprazole (Prilosec, Zegerid), pantoprazole (Protonix), rabeprazole (Aciphex) and dexlansoprazole (Dexilant).
Epidemology: Eosinophilic esophagitis is not rare in Italy, and displays clinical, endoscopic, and pathologic features similar to those described in other countries.