Successful Management of Eosinophilic Esophagitis Using Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Case Report

Yale J Biol Med. 2020 Dec 29;93(5):685-688. eCollection 2020 Dec.


Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) is a relatively recently described condition, with rapidly increasing prevalence over the past several years. There is unfortunately no cure for EoE, and treatment involves food elimination and off-label use of topical steroids. These treatments can have significant impacts on quality of life for patients. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been shown to decrease Th2 cytokines which are implicated in the pathophysiology of EoE. We present an 11-year-old male with severe EoE who was treated with TCM and able to achieve complete remission. Further modalities of treatment for EoE should continue to be pursued.

Keywords: Chinese medicine; eosinophilic esophagitis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis* / drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Medicine, Chinese Traditional
  • Quality of Life
  • Steroids


  • Steroids