Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2008 Mar;36(3):145-149.

Three Cases of Eosinophilic Esophagitis with Dysphagia as a Chief Complaint

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. HJPARK21@yuhs.ac
  • 2Department of Diagnostic Pathology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Health Promotion Center,Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

The incidence of adult eosinophillic esophagitis has been on the increase greatly in recent years, but the disease has been rarely reported in Korea. Eosinophilic esophagitis is a chronic inflammatory disease causing dysphagia and food impaction. A round ring, longitudinal furrows and mucosal friability are the major findings seen by endoscopy. Eosionophilc esophagitis is confirmed by pathology when more than 20 eosinophils are found on microscopy with use of a high power field. We experienced three cases of eosinophilic esophagitis with complaints of dysphagia.

Keyword

Eosinophilic esophagitis; Dysphagia

MeSH Terms

Adult
Deglutition Disorders
Endoscopy
Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Eosinophils
Esophagitis
Humans
Incidence
Korea
Microscopy
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