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Eosinophilic Esophagitis

  • Ravi SunEmail author
  • Robert Pesek
  • David Kawatu
  • Ashley O’Neill
  • Gresham T. Richter
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Abstract

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic, immune-mediated disorder of the esophagus that commonly presents with dysphagia in the pediatric population and is characterized histologically by eosinophil-rich inflammation. Traditionally, these patients have been managed by providers in allergy/immunology, gastroenterology, and otolaryngology. With increased knowledge regarding disease presentation and progression, improved assessment and treatment strategies have been developed. When feeding dysfunction and airway conditions present, a multidisciplinary approach to management with speech-language pathology and otolaryngology has been employed. This chapter reviews the clinicopathology of eosinophilic esophagitis as well as its evolving multidisciplinary treatment.

Keywords

Pediatric Eosinophilic esophagitis Allergy Otolaryngology Dysphagia Multidisciplinary 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ravi Sun
    • 1
    Email author
  • Robert Pesek
    • 2
  • David Kawatu
    • 3
  • Ashley O’Neill
    • 4
  • Gresham T. Richter
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryUniversity of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle RockUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and ImmunologyArkansas Children’s Hospital, University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle RockUSA
  3. 3.Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & NutritionArkansas Children’s Hospital, University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle RockUSA
  4. 4.Department of Audiology and Speech PathologyArkansas Children’s Hospital, University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle RockUSA
  5. 5.Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Pediatric OtolaryngologyArkansas Children’s Hospital, University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle RockUSA

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