Eosinophilic esophagitis in a boy of 10 years. Clinical case

D.Sh. Macharadze 1, I.A. Larkova 2, V.A. Revjakina 2, V.I. Peshkin 1, I.S. Sadikov 3

1 Рeoples Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), SM-clinic, Moscow, Russia
2 Federal Research Centre of Nutrition, Biotechnology and Food Safety, Moscow, Russia
3 Clinical Hospital № 17, Moscow, Russia

ALLERGOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY IN PEDIATRICS, Volume 53 • Number 2 • June 2018, pp. 21 – 25
DOI: 10.24411/2500-1175-2018-00008

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) belongs to the group of gastrointestinal eosinophilic diseases, which is rarely diagnosed in real clinical practice by Russian doctors, especially in children. Initially, EoE was considered a predominantly childhood disease. EoE should be suspected in patients with allergic diseases (most often male) and in combination with dysphagia and/or other complaints from the gastrointestinal tract. Over time and, especially, with inadequate therapy, EoE is accompanied by the formation of strictures and fibrous changes in the esophageal tissue. EoE is a clinical and morphological diagnosis, which requires a biopsy of the esophageal mucosa, which reveals an increase in the level of eosinophils (≥15 in sight, x 400) in the esophageal tissue (without other alternative causes of eosinophilia).

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Macharadze DSh, Larkova IA, Revjakina VA, Peshkin VI, Sadikov IS. Eosinophilic esophagitis in a boy of 10 years. Clinical case. Allergology and Immunology in Pediatrics. 2018;53(2):21-25. (In Russ.) https://doi.org/10.24411/2500-1175-2018-00008

For correspondense

D.Sh. Macharadze
e-mail: dalim_a@mail.ru.

I.A. Larkova
e-mail: inna_larkova@mail.ru.

V.A. Revjakina
e-mail: 5356797@mail.ru.

V.I. Peshkin
e-mail: medfac@yandex.ru.

I.S. Sadikov
e-mail: i.s.sadikov@yandex.ru.

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