Jornal de Síndromes Genéticas e Terapia Gênica

Jornal de Síndromes Genéticas e Terapia Gênica
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ISSN: ISSN: 2157-7412


Eosinophilic Esophagitis, A Rising Pathology

Miranda García M and Gutiérrez Teira B

Eosinophilic esophagitis is an inflammatory disease of the esophagus, which shows an infiltrate with a high proportion of esosinophils in the pathological exam. The underlying ethiopathogenesis is allergic, and its diagnosis is increasing in our population, especially in children and young adults, in the last decade. Its pathophysiology is not completely understood yet. The diagnosis has to be confirmed by endoscopy and biopsies. Differential diagnosis includes gastroesophageal reflux disease, eosinophilic gastroenteritis, Crohn’s disease, connective tissue disease, hypereosinophilic syndrome, infections and hypersensitivity response to drugs. There is no curative treatment currently. We present a clinical case, initially evaluated in a Primary Care setting.