Precision Pathology

New Eosinophilic Esophagitis Guidelines Update Diagnosis, Therapy

New clinical guidelines for eosinophilic esophagitis characterize the disorder as a chronic, immune- and antigen-mediated disease. The updated consensus recommendations, which constitute the first update since 2007, also suggest that eosinophilic esophagitis is truly on the rise in both adults and children, although no one really knows why. The guidelines also suggest that the disease may have a genetic underpinning — an abnormality in chromosome 5.

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