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All Diseases > Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

Disease Category: Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders

A disorder in which eosinophils (white blood cells of the immune system) build up in the esophagus (the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach). This immune response occurs as a reaction to foods or allergens causing tissue damage. Symptoms can be painful and lifelong, making eating difficult. These include difficulty swallowing, food getting stuck in the throat, vomiting, reflux, malnourishment, and poor appetite.

Research groups studying this disease

Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders
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Consortium of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Researchers (CEGIR)

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Recruiting

CEGIR is conducting this study because they want to learn more about Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases (EGIDs). As part of that goal, one area of study will compare how well a patient feels – their symptoms – with what the tissue samples look like under a microscope. The study aims to answer a series of questions, including the following: - What if the tissue looks good, but you are still experiencing symptoms? - What if the symptoms have subsided, but the eosinophil counts haven’t changed?

Improves the lives of patients and families affected by eosinophil-associated diseases through education, research, and advocacy.

Supports those suffering from eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases (EGIDs) and raises substantial funding.

Supports and enhances the lives of families living with eosinophilic disorders while educating those around us.

Supports people affected by eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases and collaborates with global medical professionals and researchers.