Jeffrey Alexander, M.D. a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic specializing in eosinophilic esophagitis, discusses the etiology, symptoms and treatment of eosinophilic esphagitis (EoE).
What is Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)?
Eosinophilic (ee-uh-sin-uh-fil-ik) esophagitis (EoE) is an inflammation of the esophagus. Esophagus is the tube that sends food from the mouth to the stomach. The inflammation in EoE is made of a lot of orange-colored cells calles eosinophils, giving the name of the condition, eosinophilic esophagitis.
Eosinophilic Esophagitis (click here to enlarge the image).