What causes eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)?

 

Eosinophilic esophagitis is an allergic reaction in which the lining of your esophagus reacts to allergens, such as food or pollen.

 

Food allergies are the main cause of eosinophilic esophagitis in children.

 

Eosinophils produce protein that causes inflammation, which can lead to scarring, narrowing and formation of excessive fibrous tissue in the lining of your esophagus.

 

Additional causes include: 

  • Environmental allergies
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Chronic respiratory disease
 
 
*Studies now suggest that the disease is becoming increasingly common, parallel to the increase in asthma and allergy.*
 
 
eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) causes
 
 

Sources:
  • "Diseases and Conditions Eosinophilic Esophagitis." Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 19 June 2014. Web. 9 Apr. 2017.
  • "Eosinophilic Esophagitis Information and Articles." Eosinophilic Esophagitis Home Blog Posts RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Apr. 2017.
  • "Eosinophilic Esophagitis | AAAAI." The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Apr. 2017.

 

From Our Blog: Food Allergy Awareness Month

15 million people in the United States including 1 in 13 children are affected by food allergies. More than 200,00 emergency room visits are made per year because of food allergy reactions. Food Allergy Awareness Month is to educate others about food allergies, a potentially life-threatening medical condition.

Food Allergy Awareness Month infographic


 

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