Do Pinworms Cause Eosinophilic Esophagitis?Russell J. Hopp1*, Elena Lewis2 and Sharad D Kunnath3
- *Corresponding Author:
- Russell J. Hopp
Department of Pediatrics and Medicine
Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 23, 2017; Accepted date: March 01, 2017; Published date: March 09, 2017
Citation: Hopp RJ, Lewis E, Kunnath SD (2017) Do Pinworms Cause Eosinophilic Esophagitis?. J Allergy Ther 8: 247. doi: 10.4172/2155-6121.1000247
Copyright: © 2017 Hopp RJ, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Eosinophils are found in the gastrointestinal tract with the exception of the esophagus. Eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) clinically results in heartburn, abdominal pain and vomiting, and most children with EE are atopic. Diagnosis is supported by esophageal biopsy findings of >15 eosinophil’s/hpf. Enterobius vermicularis infection is characteristically mild. However, there are case reports of eosinophilic ileocolitis, gastroenteritis and appendicitis secondary to pinworm infestation, but no case reports of EE associated with pinworm infestation have been reported.