Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Incidence and Prevalence

Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2018 Jan;28(1):15-25. doi: 10.1016/j.giec.2017.07.001. Epub 2017 Aug 25.


Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a rapidly emerging allergy-mediated condition encountered frequently in clinical practice. It presents with failure to thrive, nausea, and vomiting in children and is a common reason for dysphagia and food impaction in adults. Several institution-based and population-based studies have reported the frequency of EoE over the past few years. The incidence and prevalence of EoE vary depending on the method of data collection. In population-based studies using national registries, the incidence appears to be increasing, currently estimated to be approximately 10 cases/100,000 persons annually, whereas the prevalence is reported between 10 and 57 cases/100,000 persons.

Keywords: Eosinophilic esophagitis; Epidemiology; Incidence; Prevalence.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Deglutition Disorders / epidemiology
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis / epidemiology*
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Prevalence