Jonathan Markowitz, MD; Kelly Bilodeau, Author at MPR

Jonathan Markowitz, MD; Kelly Bilodeau

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Eosinophilic Esophagitis Can Be Mistaken for GERD

Eosinophilic Esophagitis Can Be Mistaken for GERD

Sometimes, what appears to be a clear case of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is something else: eosinophilic esophagitis (also known as EoE or EE). This disease often has symptoms that are identical to GERD, but it is actually triggered when an allergic response — typically to a food — causes eosinophils to proliferate in the esophagus, inflaming the tissue.