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Eosinophilic Esophagitis


Synonyms of Eosinophilic Esophagitis
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Disorder Subdivisions

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General Discussion
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) is a chronic disorder of the digestive system in which large numbers of a particular type of white blood cell called eosinophils are present in the esophagus. The esophagus is the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. Eosinophils are an important part of the immune system and play a role in fighting infection. This condition is characterized by vomiting, stomach or chest pain, failure to thrive (particularly in children), and difficulty swallowing.

Organizations related to Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders
    PO Box 29545
    Atlanta GA 30359
    Phone #: 713-493-7749
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: mail@apfed.org
    Home page: http://www.apfed.org
  • Campaign Urging Research for Eosinophilic Disease (CURED)
    2937 Bayberry Dr.
    Buffalo Grove IL 60089
    Phone #: 847-793-0071
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: ellyn@curedfoundation.org
    Home page: http://www.curedfoundation.org
  • Cincinnati Center for Eosinophilic Disorders
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Cincinnati OH 45229-3039
    Phone #: 513-636-2233
    800 #: 800-344-2462
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/eosinophils



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