Lymphocytic esophagitis: a diagnosis of increasing frequency.

  title={Lymphocytic esophagitis: a diagnosis of increasing frequency.},
  author={Shirley Cohen and Aditi Saxena and Akbar K Waljee and Cyrus R. Piraka and Julianne K Purdy and Henry D. Appelman and Barbara McKenna and B Joseph Elmunzer and Amit G. Singal},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  volume={46 10},
BACKGROUND Despite being found with increasing frequency on esophageal biopsies, the clinical significance of lymphocytic esophagitis (LE) remains poorly understood. GOALS The primary aim of our study was to characterize the clinical presentation and natural history of LE among adult patients. STUDY We retrospectively reviewed records for all 81 adult patients at the University of Michigan Medical Center who had a histopathologic diagnosis of LE between January 1998 and November 2009… CONTINUE READING