Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Pediatr Clin North Am. 2019 Oct;66(5):955-965. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2019.06.003. Epub 2019 Aug 5.


Eosinophilic esophagitis is a recently defined condition that has dramatically increased in prevalence in the last several decades. It may occur at any age, but the clinical presentation in young children is often more vague than the classic solid food dysphagia and food impacting that are the major presenting symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis in adults and adolescents. Successful therapies exist, including medications and dietary modifications, but disease typically recurs when the intervention is discontinued.

Keywords: Atopy; Dysphagia; Eosinophilia; Eosinophilic esophagitis; Food allergy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Topical
  • Biological Products / therapeutic use
  • Child
  • Deglutition Disorders / diagnosis
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis / diagnosis*
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis / immunology*
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis / therapy*
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Food Hypersensitivity / diet therapy
  • Food Hypersensitivity / immunology
  • Humans
  • Steroids / therapeutic use


  • Biological Products
  • Steroids