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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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]