Gastroenterology

Eosinophilic esophagitis rates rising steadily




The incidence and prevalence of eosinophilic esophagitis has been increasing at rates higher than previously estimated, according to results of a meta-analysis published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.
Alfredo J. Lucendo, MD, BA, PhD, of the department of gastroenterology at Hospital General de Tomelloso, and colleagues wrote that previous studies have explored just how common EoE is, but those came before a change in definition cast a wider net.
“The recent consideration that patients who respond to [proton pump inhibitors] are within the spectrum of the disease rather

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