Eosinophilic oesophagitis: a clinical update

Hayat, J. O.; Alexandropoulou, K.; Poullis, A. P.; Jin-Yong Kang
September 2012
British Journal of General Practice;Sep2012, Vol. 62 Issue 602, p499
Academic Journal
The article focuses on Eosinophilic oeosophagitis (EoE), which is a clinicopathological disease characterized by eosinophilic infiltrate of the oesophageal epithelium caused by an allergic inflammation. Signs and symptoms of EoE varies depending on age as young children usually present with failure to thrive and food refusals while adults experience dysphagia, heartburn and chest pain among others. Treatment is topical steroid therapy while betamethasone could also be sprayed into the mouth.


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