Revista Clínica de Medicina de Familia
Print version ISSN 1699-695X
ORGAZ GALLEGO, Mª Pilar; SOLERA MARTINEZ, Esperanza and TRICIO ARMERO, Miguel Ángel. Eosinophilic Esophagitis causing dysphagia in an adolescent. Rev Clin Med Fam [online]. 2012, vol.5, n.1, pp.53-58. ISSN 1699-695X. http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1699-695X2012000100010.
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) is a rare, but emerging entity that we must consider in children and young patients with food impaction or persistent dysphagia and atopic disease, or in cases of refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease. Diagnosis must be made by mucosal biopsies of the esophagus obtained by esophagogastroduodenoscopy and the histological finding of at least 20 eosinophils per high-power field. This disease is a chronic inflammation of the esophagus with increasing prevalence, requiring early diagnosis and treatment with consistent follow-up, since long-term consequences are currently unknown. We present the case of an adolescent with dysphagia and food impaction of many years´ duration.
Keywords : Eosinophilic esophagitis; Deglutition Disorders.