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Eosinophilic esophagitis

Disease definition

A rare chronic, local immune-mediated disease of the esophagus characterized clinically by symptoms of esophageal dysfunction (including, dysphagia, feeding disorders, food impaction, vomiting and abdominal pain) and histologically by eosinophil-predominant inflammation in esophageal biopsies.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • EoE
  • Prevalence: 1-5 / 10 000
  • Inheritance: Multigenic/multifactorial or Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: K20
  • OMIM: 610247  613412
  • UMLS: C0341106
  • MeSH: D057765
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: 10064212

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