Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Welcome to the Mayo Clinic Eosinophilic Esophagitis page. EoE is a relatively new diagnosis and is most commonly experienced via food sticking with swallowing in adults. This is a result of an allergic response in the esophagus. We are a leading center for research and clinical care.

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Feb 25, 2021

Cytosponge, Esophageal Cell Collection Device: Now Available for Clinical Use

By sarahkrn @sarahkrn
After studying the use of the Cytosponge to sample cells in the esophagus for eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), Mayo Clinic is now offering this test in the office setting.  This is helpful for patients who would like to go on the food elimination diet to identify their food allergen(s) or to [...]
Cytosponge, Esophageal Cell Collection Device:   Now Available for Clinical Use
Jul 3, 2019

A Nurse's Perspective of Starting SFED

By Crystal Lavey @crystallavey
Two of the esophageal nurses at Mayo Clinic Rochester undertook the six food elimination diet. They dove in and followed complete elimination, followed by each food re-introduction. While they didn’t have to sample their esophagus at each step, they did get a firsthand look at what the diet is [...]
A Nurse's Perspective of Starting SFED
Jun 26, 2019

Food Labels: What to look for

By Crystal Lavey @crystallavey
The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) requires that food manufacturers identify common allergens in plain English. These common allergens, which represent about 90% of all food allergies, include milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soy. If any one of these foods is used as [...]
Food Labels: What to look for
Jun 11, 2019

Meet the SFED Food: Wheat

By Crystal Lavey @crystallavey
Wheat is a grain used to make many common foods, such as breads, cakes, cereal, crackers, and pasta. However, it can also be found in less obvious sources, such as beer, soy sauce, salad dressing, soups, and play dough. A wheat allergy occurs when an individual’s immune system has an [...]
Meet the SFED Food: Wheat
Jun 5, 2019

Meet the SFED Food: Milk

By Crystal Lavey @crystallavey
You've decided to pursue the six food elimination diet and are at the beginning of your journey. You’ve always been a huge milk drinker and now you have to give up dairy. How will you survive? Where will you get your calcium from? Some of your friends have lactose [...]
Meet the SFED Food: Milk

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