Endoscopy in eosinophilic esophagitis: "feline" esophagus and perforation risk.

  title={Endoscopy in eosinophilic esophagitis: "feline" esophagus and perforation risk.},
  author={Mitchell S. Kaplan and Ece A. Mutlu and Shriram M. Jakate and Keith W. Bruninga and John Losurdo and Joseph Losurdo and Ali Keshavarzian},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  volume={1 6},
BACKGROUND & AIMS Idiopathic eosinophilic esophagitis is an underdiagnosed disease with typical endoscopic findings, which have not been well described. METHODS Charts and pathology reports at two tertiary care centers from June 1993 to April 2002 were reviewed to describe the endoscopic findings of this disease and to correlate them with clinical characteristics. Eight patients were identified as having eosinophilic esophagitis based on clinical symptoms and pathology reports. RESULTS Soft… CONTINUE READING