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8100 Ashton Avenue, Suite 207B
Manassas, VA 20109

19735 Germantown Rd., Suite 180
Germantown, MD 20874

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Tel: 855-528-7348
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Eosinophilic Esophagitis Treatments

Eosinophilic Esophagitis/Gastroenteritis

The number of children and young adults being diagnosed with chronic allergic inflammation of the esophagus has been rising in recent years. It seems to be due to both increased awareness as well as increase in prevalence of the disease. If you suffer from symptoms of heart-burns, chest pains associated with food intake or feeling of food "getting stuck in your throat", you want to seek help of our gastrointestinal allergy experts to have evaluation for food allergies and to rule out eosinophilic esophagitis. 

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EE or EoE) and Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis are complex, chronic allergic inflammatory disorders involving different segments of gastrointestinal tract (GI). The hallmark of the inflammation is a presence of eosinophils, otherwise rare inflammatory white blood cells. Symptoms may vary significantly, but frequently include chest pain, heartburn, difficulty swallowing, vomiting, a feeling of "food getting stuck in the throat," poor weight gain in children and early satiety.

The symptoms and even the inflammation in GI tract may be very similar to that found in acid reflux and/or food allergies. Patients with EE have higher prevalence of both environmental and food allergies and the latter may play a role in the development of the disease. Thus, comprehensive allergy evaluation by well-trained allergist is critical for the successful treatment of the disease. Our board certified allergists at Allergy and Asthma Clinical Centers have both experience and expertise required to diagnose this complex disorders and to devise a comprehensive treatment plan.

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Inflammation of the upper GI tract (esophagus) can have a variety of causes which can range from benign acid reflux to autoimmune disorders. The eosinophilic esophagitis (allergic inflammation of the esophagus) and related disorders represent a complex disease where food allergies may overlap with chronic allergic inflammation of not yet clear etiology. Our expert and Board Certified food allergy and allergic inflammation specialistsin our Northern Virginia allergy clinicsas well as in our Montgomery County allergy centers are here tocarefully review your symptoms and determine whether they may be due tofood allergies, acid reflux or allergic inflammation. Eosinophilic esophagitis in children and adults can frequently be managed under supervision of an allergy specialist by adhering to an eosinophilic esophagitis diet (or EE diet). If you are suffering from any of the many symptoms which can indicate EE disorder and are looking for a proper diagnosis and management of your condition, please do not hesitate to make an appointment in one of our allergy centers in Manassas, VA, or Montgomery County, MD, specifically in Germantown locations.