Eosinophilic esophagitis is a allergic condition where a large number of eosinophils (a type of white blood cell) can be found in the esophagus. Symptoms often include problems with swallowing, heartburn, indegestion, vomiting, or food impaction. Diagnosis often times requires careful examination with a physician, and possibly a test where your esophagus is examined more closely.
This is a complex condition that often is misdiagnosed or just overlooked. A high degree of suspicion and qualified experts are needed to make this diagnosis properly. At Chicago Allergy & Asthma, once the condition is properly identified we will develop treatment plans and ways to monitor the condition over time. With treatment, symptoms can often get better or even go away completely.