Diagnostic gastroscopy - Eosinophilic esophagitis
Presentation of a diagnostic gastroscopy on a 28-year-old man with upper abdominal pain. The diagnosis is eosinophilic esophagitis.
Take home messages:
Endoscopic appearance of eosinophilic esophagitis includes linear furrows, rings, and white exsudates.
Eosinophilic esophagitis should be distinguished from proton pump inhibitor-responsive esophageal infiltration.
The histological diagnosis includes eosinophilic infiltration > 15 per high-power field.
Live endoscopy from the HSK Dr. Horst Schmidt Hospitals in Wiesbaden in collaboration with „Video Journal and Encyclopedia of GI Endoscopy“.
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Andrea May, HSK Dr. Horst-Schmidt-Kliniken Wiesbaden, Germany