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Eosinophilic esophagitis-endoscopic distinguishing findings.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22919257     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) is the most frequent condition found in a group of gastrointestinal disorders called eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases. The hypothetical pathophysiological mechanism is related to a hypersensitivity reaction. Gastroesophageal reflux disease-like complaints not ameliorated by acid blockade or occasional symptoms of dysphagia or food impaction are likely presentations of EE. Due to its unclear pathogenesis and unspecific symptoms, it is difficult to diagnose EE without a strong suspicion. Although histological criteria are necessary to diagnosis EE, there are some characteristic endoscopic features. We present the case of a healthy 55-year-old woman with dysphagia and several episodes of esophageal food impaction over the last six months. This case report stresses the most distinguishing endoscopic findings-mucosa rings, white exudative plaques and linear furrows-that can help in the prompt recognition of this condition.
Ana Célia Caetano; Raquel Gonçalves; Carla Rolanda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of gastroenterology : WJG     Volume:  18     ISSN:  2219-2840     ISO Abbreviation:  World J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-24     Completed Date:  2013-04-04     Revised Date:  2014-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883448     Medline TA:  World J Gastroenterol     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4221-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Inhalation
Budesonide / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Endoscopy / methods*
Eosinophilic Esophagitis / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  pathology*
Esophagus / pathology*
Glucocorticoids / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Middle Aged
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Glucocorticoids; 51333-22-3/Budesonide

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