Our trained physicians can accurately diagnose and provide treatment for Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE). See one of our immunology specialists today.
Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) is an uncommon condition with symptoms that vary widely depending on age. Our immunology team has experience in the diagnosis and treatment of this disease among all ages, so you can feel confident placing your care in our hands.
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Eosinophilic esophagitis (also known as allergic esophagitis or EoE for short) is a rare, chronic disease that causes inflammation and damage to the esophagus. The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach.
Scientists have not yet pinpointed the exact cause of EoE; however they theorize that it is the immune system’s response to food and/or substances in the environment, including:
The symptoms of this disease will vary depending on age. Common signs of EoE by age include the following:
Eosinophilic Esophagitis Symptoms In Infants/Toddlers:
Eosinophilic Esophagitis Symptoms In Children:
Eosinophilic Esophagitis Symptoms In Adults:
Treatment for EoE will vary on a case-by-case basis, but often includes both medication and dietary restrictions to avoid allergenic food. The elimination diet for EoE typically involves avoiding:
There is also the elemental diet to treat EoE, which involves replacing all of your proteins with an amino acid formula. Some patients use a feeding tube to ingest the amino acid formula so they do not have to taste it. Medication to treat EoE includes:
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