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What you need to know about EoE

Eosinophilic esophagitis or EOE is caused by immune cells called eosinophils.

Too many of these immune cells in one area of the body can cause chronic allergic inflammation. Over time, consistently high numbers of these immune cells can cause tissue damage and scarring in the esophagus.

Inflammation in the esophagus

There are many causes of EOE. These include persistent heartburn or acid reflux and airborne or seasonal allergies, as well as food allergies. These can cause an exaggerated immune response that results in a large number of eosinophils collecting in the esophagus, triggering inflammation.

Long-term effects

If EOE goes untreated, scarring and permanent narrowing of the esophagus can occur. To find out the latest FDA-approved treatment for EOE, SEE BIOLOGICS.