Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic, allergic inflammatory disease of the esophagus. EoE affects children and adults. It occurs when a type of white blood cell, the eosinophil, accumulates in the esophagus. The elevated number of eosinophils causes injury and inflammation to the esophagus. Eventually leading to scar tissues. Adults with EoE usually present with difficulty swallowing. Many patient have other allergic diseases, such as seasonal allergies, asthma, allergic reactions to foods and environment.
Eosinophilic GI Disorders Research Studies
Open Research Studies for Eosinophilic Eosophagitis
Changes in Esophageal Distensibility in Patients with Esophageal Eosinophilia with Proton Pump Inhibitors in Patients with Eosinophilic Esophagitis: A Pilot Study
Principle Investigator: Akita Saito, MD
Duration: 4 months
Primary Outcomes Measured: To measure the changes in esophageal distensibility before and after treatment with PPI, topical steroids, or elimination diet in patients with esophageal eosinophilia.
Secondary Outcomes Measured: To correlate the changes in esophageal distensibility with dysphagia before and after treatment with PPI, topical steroids, or elimination diet in patients with esophageal eosinophilia.
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