Eosinophilic esophagitis [EE-oh-sin-oh-FILL-ick uh-sof-uh-JIE-tis] − “EoE” for short – is a chronic (long-term) allergic or immune condition of the esophagus. It can make eating difficult and painful. EoE affects people of all ages, genders, and ethnic backgrounds. About 1 in 2,000 people have EoE. EoE causes swelling in your esophagus. The esophagus is the tube that moves food from your mouth to your stomach when you swallow. EoE happens when a large number of white blood cells called eosinophils [EE-oh-sin-oh-FILLS] collect and damage the inner lining of the esophagus.
This guide covers:
- Common signs and symptoms of EoE
- Diagnosing EoE
- Related conditions
- Treating EoE
- Nutrition with EoE
- Medicines and treatments
- Impact and support
This is the Spanish version of this guide. The English version can be found here.
This educational handout was developed independently by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and supported by Sanofi and Regeneron.
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