What are the common symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)?

 
Adults
Adolescents and adults most often have difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) or food impaction. Look for:
 
  • Chest pain that is often centrally located and does not respond to antacids
  • Persistent heartburn
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • No response to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) medication
  • Backflow of undigested food (regurgitation)
 
 
Children
Infants and toddlers might present with irritability, feeding difficulties, or slow growth. School-aged children can experience nausea, vomiting and stomach pain. Look for:
 
  • Difficulty feeding
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
  • Food impaction
  • No response to GERD medication
  • Failure to thrive (poor growth, malnutrition and weight loss)
 
eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)
 
 

Sources:
  • "Diseases and Conditions Eosinophilic Esophagitis." Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 19 June 2014. Web. 9 Apr. 2017.
  • Adato, Leslie. "Eosinophilic Esophagitis: A Mysterious Allergic Disease." Eosinophilic Esophagitis | Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy & Asthma Research | Stanford Medicine. N.p., May 2015. Web. 10 Apr. 2017.

 

From Our Blog: Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) - 5 Common Symptoms
Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic allergic/immune condition where a person will have inflammation of the esophagus. A buildup of white blood cells, called eosinophils, found in the tissue of the esophagus is a reaction to foods, allergens or acid reflux, which can inflame or injure the esophageal tissue. This can then lead to the following symptoms:
 
eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) infographic

 

 

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