How to approach adult patients with asymptomatic esophageal eosinophilia

Philipp Schreiner, Luc Biedermann, Thomas Greuter, Benjamin L. Wright, Alex Straumann

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Abstract

As the awareness among gastroenterologists regarding endoscopic features suggesting eosinophilic esophagitis is increasing, individuals without symptoms of esophageal dysfunction are increasingly being found to have esophageal eosinophilia on biopsies performed during upper gastrointestinal endoscopies. However, the course of disease and the management of these asymptomatic individuals with esophageal eosinophilia remain elusive. In this review, we propose a definition of asymptomatic individuals with esophageal eosinophilia and discuss the prevalence, risk factors, and course of disease of this specific patient group. Furthermore, we have established a diagnostic and therapeutic pathway based on the most recent available data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberdoaa105
JournalDiseases of the Esophagus
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

Keywords

  • eosinophilic esophagitis
  • eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders
  • eosinophils

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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