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)
Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Management in 4 steps (click here to enlarge the image).
Diagnosis based on blood eosinophil count at presentation (click here to enlarge the image).
Tests to find the cause of eosinophilia (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. EoE is a late manifestation of the so called "allergic march".
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.
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