Eosinophilic Esophagitis Treatments Offered at Mercy in Baltimore

Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy - Heartburn and Reflux Disease

At The Center for Heartburn and Reflux Disease at Mercy, Dr. Patrick Hyatt and Dr. Scott Huber diagnose and treat eosinophilic esophagitis along with other esophageal diseases. Because many of the diseases of the esophagus have similar symptoms, it is important to seek the best doctors with expertise in diagnosing esophageal disorders. At Mercy in Baltimore, our doctors provide thorough examinations for detecting esophageal disorders.

About the Condition

Eosinophilic esophagitis is an inflammation of the esophagus caused by allergic white blood cells, or eosinophil. A more recently recognized disease, patients with eosinophilic esophagitis will have other allergies such as hay fever and asthma.

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Symptoms & Diagnostic Process

Eosinophilic esophagitis can be hard to distinguish from GERD because eosinophilic esophagitis symptoms include heartburn, trouble swallowing, nausea, and vomiting. To accurately diagnose eosinophilic esophagitis, a biopsy is taken using an endoscopy procedure. 

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Treatment Options

Medication is the first treatment option for eosinophilic esophagitis. If medications are not successful in treating eosinophilic esophagitis, an esophageal dilation is performed through an endoscope.