Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) occurs when a type of white blood cell builds up in the lining of the esophagus. The board-certified pediatric gastroenterologists with Norton Children’s Gastroenterology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, have the experience to treat EoE in children.
EoE occurs when eosinophils (a type of white blood cell) build up in the lining of the esophagus due to food reactions, allergens or acid reflux. The condition can cause inflammation or damage the tissue in the esophagus. Damage over time can lead to issues with swallowing or causing food to get stuck while eating.
EoE is a chronic immune system condition in which the body has an allergic reaction to an outside substance. It is a fairly new condition, discovered in the past 20 years.
EoE can cause symptoms including:
EoE treatment depends on your child’s age, current health, symptoms and severity of the condition. The board-certified pediatric gastroenterologists with Norton Children’s Gastroenterology will work with you and your child to develop a unique care plan.
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