Eosinophilic Esophagitis Causing Dysphagia: A Rare Entity in Adults, A Case Report and Review of Literature

Waqas Jehangir, Romel P. Zavala, Abdul I. Mahmad, Mohammed A. Islam, Abdalla Yousif


Eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) is an atopic condition of the esophagus that has become increasingly recognized over the last decade. It is associated with a variety of esophageal symptoms such as dysphagia, food impaction and chest pain. Diagnosis of the disorder is dependent on the patients clinical presentation and histological findings on esophageal mucosal biopsies. Patients with eosinophilic esophagitis should be referred to an allergist for optimal management since studies suggest a link between allergies and EE. Management includes modifications of diet, medication therapy and mechanical dilation of the esophagus. This brief report provides an overview of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment and a case from our encounter with a patient with EE.

Gastroenterol Res. 2014;7(5-6):143-145
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/gr623w


Eosinophilic esophagitis; Dysphagia; Endoscopy

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