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Eosinophilic esophagitis: diagnosis and management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22244233     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Eosinophilic esophagitis is a clinicopathologic disease that can present with a constellation of upper gastrointestinal symptoms and endoscopic findings in conjunction with significant infiltration of the esophageal tissue with eosinophils. Clinical and histologic resolution of the disease can be seen with dietary restriction therapies and systemic and topical corticosteroids. Because most patients have an atopic background and the disease seems to have an underlying T-helper type 2 pathogenesis, allergists and gastroenterologists need to be familiar with the diagnosis and management of this disease. In this review, clinical characteristics, endoscopic and histologic findings, and available therapy options are discussed.
Authors:
Jay A Lieberman; Mirna Chehade
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-12-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Immunology and allergy clinics of North America     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1557-8607     ISO Abbreviation:  Immunol Allergy Clin North Am     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805635     Medline TA:  Immunol Allergy Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, NY 10029, USA.
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