Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH, Gastroenterologist, and Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, gives an overview of the symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).
As Dr. Dellon explains, EoE is a chronic, allergic inflammatory disease characterized by the buildup of eosinophils in the lining of the esophagus. Signs and symptoms are dependent on age but EoE patients often experience difficulty feeding, poor weight gain, heartburn, regurgitation, and dysphagia. The nonspecific nature of these symptoms often leads to a long diagnostic journey for these patients.
Currently, there is no approved treatment specifically for EoE. Fortunately, the biotech companyRevolo recently received approval to begin a phase 2 trial of the drug, ‘1104, for the treatment of EoE. For more information about this study and ‘1104, visit here.
To learn more about EoE and other rare gastrointestinal disorders, visit checkrare.com/diseases/gastrointestinal-diseases/