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Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Eosinophilic Esophagitis To the Editor: Eosinophilic esophagitis is an emerging disease worldwide, as documented by recent case series from Switzerland, Australia, Italy, Spain, Japan, England, and the United States.1,2 Eosinophilic esophagitis mimics gastroesophageal reflux disease and may result in narrowing and stricture of the esophagus.1–3 This disease is differentiated from reflux esophagitis on the basis of the magnitude of mucosal eosinophilia and a lack of response to acid suppression.4 We report findings from a population-based demographic study of the pediatric population with eosinophilic esophagitis residing in the vicinity of our medical center (Hamilton County, Ohio), a region with a single . . . http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The New England Journal of Medicine The New England Journal of Medicine

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Publisher
The New England Journal of Medicine
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0028-4793
eISSN
1533-4406
DOI
10.1056/NEJM200408263510924
pmid
15329438
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Abstract

To the Editor: Eosinophilic esophagitis is an emerging disease worldwide, as documented by recent case series from Switzerland, Australia, Italy, Spain, Japan, England, and the United States.1,2 Eosinophilic esophagitis mimics gastroesophageal reflux disease and may result in narrowing and stricture of the esophagus.1–3 This disease is differentiated from reflux esophagitis on the basis of the magnitude of mucosal eosinophilia and a lack of response to acid suppression.4 We report findings from a population-based demographic study of the pediatric population with eosinophilic esophagitis residing in the vicinity of our medical center (Hamilton County, Ohio), a region with a single . . .

Journal

The New England Journal of MedicineThe New England Journal of Medicine

Published: Aug 26, 2004

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