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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May 22, 2019

Using the Cytosponge to Test for Eosinophilia

By Crystal Lavey @crystallavey
The upper endoscopy is the gold standard way for doctors to assess your esophagus and take biopsies, or tiny pieces of tissue, to test for eosinophils in your esophagus. Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerlad of Cambridge University has developed the Cytosponge, a capsule with a string attached, as an alternative [...]
Using the Cytosponge to Test for Eosinophilia
May 15, 2019

Stretching The Esophagus During EGD

By Crystal Lavey @crystallavey
A common risk in EoE is narrowing and scarring of the esophagus. This causes food to go down slowly and stick. Even with medication treatment, the esophagus will remain narrow and you may not feel the medication benefits. Dilation, or stretching, is done while you are having an upper [...]
Stretching The Esophagus During EGD
May 13, 2019

Narrowing in EoE: Available Testing

By Crystal Lavey @crystallavey
Have you had an esophagram done? Is it on your patient appointment guide? Are you wondering what that is? Watch below as Dr. Jeff Alexander at Mayo Clinic Rochester explains narrowing of the esophagus in eosinophilic esophagitis, how the esophagram imaging test is performed, and how it helps doctors make [...]
May 8, 2019

The Six Food Elimination Diet

By Crystal Lavey @crystallavey
  The six food elimination diet is one way to treat EoE. This is done by eliminating the six most common allergens for EoE: fish, nuts, eggs, soy, wheat and dairy. After six weeks, patients return for an upper endoscopy and biopsies are taken to test for eosinophil [...]
The Six Food Elimination Diet
May 1, 2019

The EoE Scoring Guide

By Crystal Lavey @crystallavey
You may have noticed your patient appointment guide contained many appointments over a couple of days. During your office visit, did you count how many different people you talked to? While all this activity in a short amount of time can seem overwhelming, each person on the team comes together [...]
The EoE Scoring Guide

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