5. Eosinophilic Esophagitis

  1. John WD McDonald Professor of Medicine4,
  2. Andrew K Burroughs Professor of Hepatology Consultant Physician/Hepatologist5,
  3. Brian G Feagan Professor of Medicine4 and
  4. M Brian Fennerty Professor of Medicine6
  1. Elizabeth J Elliott1,2,3

Published Online: 22 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314403.ch5

Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition

Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Elliott, E. J. (2010) Eosinophilic Esophagitis, in Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition (eds J. W. McDonald, A. K. Burroughs, B. G. Feagan and M. B. Fennerty), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314403.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Robarts Clinical Trials, Robarts Research Unit, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

  2. 5

    The Royal Free Sheila Sherlock Liver Centre, Royal Free Hospital, and University College London, London, UK

  3. 6

    Oregon Health and Science University, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Portland, Oregon, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney, Australia

  2. 2

    The Children's Hospital of Westminster, Sydney, Australia

  3. 3

    Centre for Evidence-Based Paediatrics, Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Sydney, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181938

Online ISBN: 9781444314403



  • Eosinophilic esophagitis (EE);
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD);
  • American Gastroenterology Association (AGA);
  • intraepithelial eosinophils (IEE);
  • protein pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy;
  • radioallergosorbent testing (RAST);
  • pathogenesis and rigorously tested by RCT to confirm their safety and efficacy;
  • First International Gastrointestinal Eosinophil Research Symposium (FIGERS)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Searching for the evidence

  • Definition

  • Etiology

  • Epidemiology

  • Diagnosis

  • Prognosis

  • Management

  • Pharmacological therapies

  • Dietary interventions

  • Endoscopic dilation

  • Future therapies

  • Acknowledgements

  • References