Monday, August 30, 2010

Idiopathic Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Idiopathic eosinophilic esophagitis is thought to develop as an inflammatory response to ingested food allergens. Patients are usually young men (20-40) who present with dysphagia and recurrent food impaction.

The typical fluoroscopic appearance of a ringed esophagus that of multiple, fixed, closely spaced, concentric rings that traverse an area of esophageal stricture. Not all patients, however, have this typical ringed esophagus appearance, which may be a late complication of eosinophilic esophagitis.


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