Eosinophilia: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

Rosanna Finlay (Editor)

Series: Digestive Diseases – Research and Clinical Developments
BISAC: MED031000

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Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic inflammatory condition characterized clinically by symptoms of esophageal dysfunction and histologically by dense eosinophilic infiltration. Its pathogenesis involves an immune-mediated response to environmental antigenic stimulation. The incidence and prevalence are increasing and EoE has become the most common cause of dysphagia and food impaction in adults. Its management often requires a multi-disciplinary approach as treatment includes specialized diets, anti-eosinophilic medications and esophageal dilation once fibrostensosis has developed. This book discusses the causes, symptoms and treatment options of eosinophilia. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Preface

Chapter 1 - The Management of Eosinophilic Esophagitis (pp. 1-16)
Dustin M. Albert and Fouad J. Moawad (Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, USA)

Chapter 2 - Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Children (pp. 17-38)
Chiara Mameli, Dario Dilillo, Francesca Penagini, Giulia Ramponi, Matteo Torcoletti and Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti (Department of Pediatrics, L. Sacco Hospital, University of Milan, Italy)

Chapter 3 - Approach to a Child with Eosinophilia (pp. 39-58)
Chiara Mameli, Silvia Mauri, Valentina Giudici, Matteo Torcoletti and Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti (Department of Pediatrics, L.Sacco Hospital, University of Milan, Italy)

Chapter 4 - Synovial Fluid Eosinophilia and Eosinophilic Arthritis: Updated Systematic Literature Review (pp. 59-76)
Caritina Vázquez-Triñanes and Bernardo Sopeña (Thrombosis and Vasculitis Unit, Internal Medicine Service, Complexo Hospitalario Universitario of Vigo (CHUVI), Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain, and others)

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