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Eosinophilic Esophagitis Responds to Proton Pump Inhibitors

Reflux Center of Long Island

Research has shown that more than a third of patients with eosinophilia  of the esophagus respond to Proton Pump Inhibitors with resolution of the findings clinically and on biopsy. Eosinophilic Esophagitis is an allergic disorder seen in adults and children who develop scar tissue and narrowing in the esophagus food pipe due to a food allergy. The most common symptom is swallowing disturbance but heartburn and regurgitation are very common. It is called Eosinophilic Esophagitis due to the presence of allergic cells called eosinophils on the biopsy specimens of the esophagus. It is usually treated with dietary elimination of potentially offending food allergies. It can also be treated with swallowed corticosteroids that coat the esophagus.

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