Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2021 Nov;41(4):587-598. doi: 10.1016/j.iac.2021.07.011.


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

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Deglutition Disorders* / diagnosis
  • Deglutition Disorders* / epidemiology
  • Deglutition Disorders* / etiology
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis* / diagnosis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis* / epidemiology
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis* / therapy
  • Humans