Eosinophilic Esophagitis is inflammation of the esophagus, the hollow tube that leads from your throat to your stomach. This condition can cause heartburn, indigestion, make swallowing difficult and can lead to restriction of the esophagus. Children who suffer from Eosinophilic Esophagitis may refuse to eat or may vomit.
Eosinophilic Esophagitis may be caused by food allergies and is indicated by a high amount of eosinophils, a type of white blood cell, in the esophagus. These cells are associated with the body’s response to allergic reactions. It is important to get this condition treated because it can worsen over time and may inhibit the body from receiving the proper nutrition required for good health.
Symptoms of Eosinophilic Esophagitis include:
- Difficulty Swallowing
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