Children’s Mercy helps children and teens with Eosinophilic Esophagitis (often called EOE) to manage this complex digestive system disorder.
What is EOE?
EOE is a type of allergic inflammation in the esophagus often triggered by a reaction to certain foods. While milk and wheat products are the most common culprits, it’s not always clear what the trigger might be.
When a reaction takes place, the body sends a type of white blood cells known as eosinophils into the esophagus, where the cells release chemicals that change the way the esophagus functions.
EOE is more common in kids who have also asthma, eczema and/or allergies.
Symptoms of EOE vary depending on age. Common symptoms include: