(From the May 2015 Issue of MedStat)
Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) is a condition caused by inflammation of the esophagus, or swallowing tube, from your mouth to stomach. The inflammation is caused by the accumulation of white blood cells, called eosinophils, in the esophageal tissue. EoE is often caused by allergies. It is a condition that is becoming more common in children.
Nationwide Children’s is taking a closer look at causes and therapies of allergic inflammatory conditions of the esophagus. Elizabeth Erwin, MD, researches and practices in the area of allergy and immunology with a focus on understanding allergies in patients with EoE. Dr. Erwin has published on the topic of eosinophilic esophagitis and brings her expertise, along with that of pediatric gastroenterologist John Russo, MD, to services provided within the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.
The EoE Clinic coordinates care for children and adolescents by pediatric specialists within Gastroenterology and Allergy/Immunology. In addition, patients can participate in ongoing research studies to improve evaluation and treatment of EoE.
For additional information or to make a referral, visit NationwideChildrens.org/Eosinophilic-Esophagitis-EOE