What is EoE?
Inflammation of the esophagus associated with eosinophilic esophagitis is often determined to be related to allergens and in many cases specific food(s).
- Abdominal pain
- Failure to thrive
- Feeding/swallowing difficulties
Treatment can be broad, but typically varies from food avoidance to anti-inflammatory medications. Based on patient history, evaluation for possible allergies may be conducted during clinic appointments and the clinic's dietitian can provide guidance for families on elimination diets, food avoidance and related nutritional issues. An additional concern is that a child may develop esophageal strictures (narrowing or tightening of the esophagus), which can lead to food impaction, and the clinic team may schedule an endoscopy for diagnosis or to dilate esophageal strictures if needed.
Eosinophilic esophagitis is increasingly diagnosed in children, mainly due to increased awareness among health care providers and families.
Appointments and Location
(804) 828-CHOR (2467)