Delay in diagnosis of eosinophilic esophagitis increases risk for stricture formation in a time-dependent manner.

@article{Schoepfer2013DelayID,
  title={Delay in diagnosis of eosinophilic esophagitis increases risk for stricture formation in a time-dependent manner.},
  author={Alain M. Schoepfer and Ekaterina Safroneeva and Christian Bussmann and Tanja Kuchen and Susanne Portmann and H. -U. Simon and Alex Straumann},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={2013},
  volume={145 6},
  pages={1230-6.e1-2}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Development of strictures is a major concern for patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). At diagnosis, EoE can present with an inflammatory phenotype (characterized by whitish exudates, furrows, and edema), a stricturing phenotype (characterized by rings and stenosis), or a combination of these. Little is known about progression of stricture formation; we evaluated stricture development over time in the absence of treatment and investigated risk factors for stricture… CONTINUE READING
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