The incidence of eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE) is increasing in concert with other forms of food allergy. It is helpful to consider EoE as a cause of food bolus obstruction and dysphagia, particularly in young adults.
- Eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE) is a unique form of nonimmunoglobulin E (IgE) mediated food allergy. More than 90% of patients will respond to an elemental diet, although this is an impractical treatment for most patients.1
- Adults with EoE typically present with food bolus impaction and/or dysphagia to solid foods.
- Children can have a more varied presentation, such as heartburn, failure to thrive, persistent vomiting or chronic abdominal pain.