Clinical manifestations vary by age, with children presenting with feeding difficulties and abdominal pain and adolescents and adults typically presenting with dysphagia and food impaction. EoE should be considered in adults with GERD not responsive to proton pump inhibitor therapy or with atypical chest pain. Important risk factors for development of EoE include food allergies, environmental allergies, asthma, atopic dermatitis, and family history of EoE. EoE should be considered in patients presenting with food impactions of unclear etiology.
Related topics: eosinophilic gastroenteritis, esophageal stricture
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