Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

CASE REVIEW
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 139--143

The case of the infection that wasn«SQ»t !


Jennifer Eatrides, Veronica T Tucci, Richard Schrot 
 University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, USA

Correspondence Address:
Veronica T Tucci
University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida
USA

Eosinophilic esophagitis is an under-recognized inflammatory disorder of the esophagus. It has been frequently diagnosed in pediatric patients; however, over the last few years, there has been an increase in the number of cases recognized in adults as well. Despite this fact, eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) is often a delayed diagnosis in the primary care setting due to the overlapping symptoms it shares with other esophageal and gastrointestinal disorders such as gastroesophageal reflux disease and gastroenteritis, as well as a lack of awareness among physicians who see adult patients. We performed an exhaustive search of the literature, which revealed over 400 articles on EE; however, most were reported in gastroenterology or autoimmune specialty journals. We report a case of eosinophilic esophagitis in a 39-year-old man who presented with persistent epigastric abdominal pain and who was diagnosed via endoscopy and biopsy.


How to cite this article:
Eatrides J, Tucci VT, Schrot R. The case of the infection that wasn't !.J Global Infect Dis 2009;1:139-143


How to cite this URL:
Eatrides J, Tucci VT, Schrot R. The case of the infection that wasn't !. J Global Infect Dis [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Feb 20 ];1:139-143
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