Keyword: Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Does the villous atrophy present differently at the lab or look the same? In other words, with persistent villous atrophy after a gluten-free diet, would the biopsy confirm active celiac disease and/or another cause?

It depends on what the pathologist describes. Villous atrophy is important and well defined, but if in addition the pathologist for instance describes intense neutrophilic infiltration, this would point toward something like Crohn’s, or with eosinophils, this could be eosinophilic enteritis, and so on. In a few words: villous atrophy is only part of the… Read more »

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Is there a connection between celiac disease and Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)?

We’re more frequently seeing an association between EoE and celiac disease. In these cases, diets may also need to eliminate milk, soy, egg, fish and nuts, but a medical professional should only decide this after careful examination. EoE is an allergic inflammatory condition of the esophagus that can cause difficulty in swallowing and heartburn, and… Read more »

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