Esophageal Eosinophilia Treated With Long-Duration Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy

ACG Case Rep J. 2016 Jan 20;3(2):95-7. doi: 10.14309/crj.2016.11. eCollection 2016 Jan.


We present a case of proton pump inhibitor-responsive eosinophilic esophagitis (PPI-REE) in a patient with severe dysphagia and markedly elevated baseline esophageal eosinophilia that was previously deemed unresponsive to PPI. Upon reintroduction to PPI therapy with monthly endoscopy and dilation over the course of 4 months, the patient improved clinically and resolved her mucosal eosinophilia. Our case suggests that a longer duration of PPI therapy may be required for histologic improvement, especially in patients with very high mucosal eosinophil count.

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