In eosinophilic esophagitis, a type of white blood cell (eosinophil) builds up in the tube that connects your mouth to your stomach (esophagus) as a reaction to foods, allergens or acid reflux. When that happens, the eosinophils can inflame or injure the esophageal tissue.
Why choose Mayo Clinic
- Expertise. Mayo Clinic researchers were among the first in the United States to recognize eosinophilic esophagitis as a new disease. Mayo doctors have extensive expertise and experience treating this condition and other conditions of the esophagus.
- Coordinated care. Specialists in digestive diseases (gastroenterology), immunology, allergic diseases and other areas work together to diagnose eosinophilic esophagitis and to develop a treatment plan for your needs.
- Novel treatments. Mayo Clinic is actively involved in research on new therapies for eosinophilic esophagitis. This ongoing research means that in addition to standard eosinophilic esophagitis therapy, you may also have access to experimental treatments not available elsewhere.
Read more about esophagitis at MayoClinic.com.