Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)

Author: V. Dimov, M.D., Allergist/Immunologist, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Clinical Associate Professor, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an allergic condition that causes inflammation of the esophagus (the tube that sends food from the mouth to the stomach). The most common symptom of EoE is difficulty and sometimes pain in swallowing solid foods.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
Allergy Testing
Food Allergy (AAAAI)
Food allergy handouts by the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)
Food Allergy: An Overview for Patients (PDF)



Eosinophilic Esophagitis (click here to enlarge the image).

A guide to successfully managing Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Q&A format from APFED http://goo.gl/0l9PX:





8 foods cause 90% of food allergies (TEMPS WFS) (click to enlarge the image). The likelihood of a negative oral food challenge is shown in relation to the respective values of skin prick test (SPT) and serum IgE (sIgE).



Allergic (atopic) march (click here to enlarge the image). Allergic (Atopic) March refers to the natural history or typical progression of allergic diseases that often begin early in life. These include atopic dermatitis (eczema), food allergy, allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and asthma.



Related reading:

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) - video Q&A
Answers from EoE Experts - YouTube Q&A from Apfed
What are the available treatment options for eosinophilic esophagitis? Apfed video
Eosinophilic esophagitis. Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011, 7(Suppl 1):S8. Figure 2. Proposed algorithm for the diagnosis and management of EoE.
Image source: Eosinophilic esophagitis, Wikipedia, GNU Free Documentation License.

Published: 09/15/2007
Updated: 04/17/2016

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