Eosinophilic Esophagitis: An Increasingly Recognized Disease in Recent Era

Authors

  • Md Musab Khalil MD Final Part Student, Department of Gastroenterology, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
  • Md Rezaul Islam Patwary MD Final Part Student, Department of Gastroenterology, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
  • Md Rubel Miah MD Final Part Student, Department of Gastroenterology, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
  • Mahfuza Akhter Shapla MD Phase B Student, Department of Gastroenterology, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
  • Faruque Ahmed Professor & Head, Department of Gastroenterology, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
  • Md Ashraful Islam Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
  • Mohammad Iqbal Hossain MD Phase B Student, Department of Gastroenterology, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v20i2.42014

Keywords:

Eosinophilic Esophagitis; Dysphagia; Enodoscopic dilatation

Abstract

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is characterized by eosinophilic infiltration of the esophagus. It has become increasingly recognized over the last decade. It is associated with a variety of esophageal symptoms such as dysphagia, food impaction and chest pain. Diagnosis of the disorder is dependent on the patient’s clinical presentation and histological findings on esophageal mucosal biopsies. Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is being recognized increasingly all over the globe; however Bangladeshi data on eosinophilic esophagitis is sparse and no case report has so far been made. In our this case report a 14-year-old boy presenting with dysphagia for last few years with weight loss was diagnosed as eosinophilic esophagitis after biopsy from esophageal stricture and ulceration. He was managed initially with enodoscopic dilatation followed by steroids & improved clinically.

J MEDICINE JUL 2019; 20 (2) : 109-111

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Published

2019-06-27

How to Cite

Khalil, M. M., Patwary, M. R. I., Miah, M. R., Shapla, M. A., Ahmed, F., Islam, M. A., & Hossain, M. I. (2019). Eosinophilic Esophagitis: An Increasingly Recognized Disease in Recent Era. Journal of Medicine, 20(2), 109–111. https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v20i2.42014

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Case Reports