What is eosinophilic esophagitis?
Eosinophilic esophagitis, or EoE, is an allergic inflammation of the esophagus that usually results from a food allergy. This is a chronic condition. Rarely the inflammation can cause narrowing of the esophagus. This condition is more common in children who might have other allergic problems like known food allergy, eczema, asthma and seasonal allergy.
The symptoms vary by age. Infant and toddlers might present with symptoms very similar to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) like vomiting, poor weight gain or abdominal pain. Children can have feeding difficulties like difficulty advancing to age appropriate foods, coughing when they are trying to swallow solids or liquids. Older children usually complain of difficulty swallowing or they can present with impaction of food which might cause them to experience significant pain and spitting up of saliva. This would require urgent attention.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Providers Who Treat Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Departments that Treat Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)
Our pediatric otolaryngology experts diagnose and treat a wide range of pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders.
Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic
Our multidisciplinary clinic provides a collaborative and comprehensive evaluation for children diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).
Pediatric Aerodigestive Clinic
Our Aerodigestive Clinic provide specialized care for children with airway problems and feeding disorders.