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Eosinophilic esophagitis in adults and children: evidence for a food allergy component in many patients

Eosinophilic esophagitis in adults and children: evidence for a food allergy component in... Eosinophilic esophagitis in adults and children: evidence for a food allergy component in many patients Jonathan M. Spergel Purpose of review Introduction Eosinophilic esophagitis is a recently recognized disorder Eosinophilic esophagitis is characterized by infiltration receiving increasing attention. Patients present with of the esophagus with eosinophils, without infiltration in symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux and are not other parts of the gastrointestinal tract [1,2 ]. The first responsive to standard or aggressive reflux medications. case of eosinophilic esophagitis was described in 1978 This article reviews all literature published in English from [3], with increasing incidence as well as publications December 2005 to November 2006 from PubMed on the on the subject in the past year. The symptoms of topic of eosinophilic esophagitis. eosinophilic esophagitis are similar to those of gastro- Recent findings intestinal reflux disease (GERD) and include vomit- Three articles have confirmed that food allergies are ing, pain, regurgitation, food impaction and dysphagia. causative in more than 90% of patients. Three different diet Patients with eosinophilic esophagitis are, however, strategies were used: elemental, elimination diet based on unresponsive to standard GERD treatment and have the prick-skin test, and the atopy patch test or removal of the normal pH probes http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology Wolters Kluwer Health

Eosinophilic esophagitis in adults and children: evidence for a food allergy component in many patients

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ISSN
1528-4050
eISSN
1473-6322
DOI
10.1097/ACI.0b013e32813aee4a
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17489048
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Abstract

Eosinophilic esophagitis in adults and children: evidence for a food allergy component in many patients Jonathan M. Spergel Purpose of review Introduction Eosinophilic esophagitis is a recently recognized disorder Eosinophilic esophagitis is characterized by infiltration receiving increasing attention. Patients present with of the esophagus with eosinophils, without infiltration in symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux and are not other parts of the gastrointestinal tract [1,2 ]. The first responsive to standard or aggressive reflux medications. case of eosinophilic esophagitis was described in 1978 This article reviews all literature published in English from [3], with increasing incidence as well as publications December 2005 to November 2006 from PubMed on the on the subject in the past year. The symptoms of topic of eosinophilic esophagitis. eosinophilic esophagitis are similar to those of gastro- Recent findings intestinal reflux disease (GERD) and include vomit- Three articles have confirmed that food allergies are ing, pain, regurgitation, food impaction and dysphagia. causative in more than 90% of patients. Three different diet Patients with eosinophilic esophagitis are, however, strategies were used: elemental, elimination diet based on unresponsive to standard GERD treatment and have the prick-skin test, and the atopy patch test or removal of the normal pH probes

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Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical ImmunologyWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Jun 1, 2007

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