Should I Try a Biologic Drug?

Should I Try a Biologic Drug?

The Latest Drugs to Deal with EoE – Biologics   The latest drugs on the scene to help deal with EoE are called Biologics and they show a lot of promise for finding relief. Here are some details about these drugs: 1) The term “Biologic” is for...
The Trouble with Accuracy of EoE Biopsies

The Trouble with Accuracy of EoE Biopsies

If you’ve been diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) it means you’ve had symptoms, a biopsy of >15 eosinophils per HPF and likely tried PPIs and had no improvement in symptoms. So the only true accurate way to know a diagnosis or a cure is the...
Can EoE Triggers be Environmental and not Food?

Can EoE Triggers be Environmental and not Food?

The short answer is, YES. Although much more common triggers are food-allergens. Doctors have learned that even complete food elimination diets (elemental diets – liquid nutrients only) sometimes do not resolve high eosinophils counts. In these cases they...
What is a HIGH Eosinophil Cell Count?

What is a HIGH Eosinophil Cell Count?

EoE is diagnosed by taking a biopsy of the tissue in your esophagus and determining how many eosinophil cells are present per high powered field (hpf). A result of >15 cells per hpf will typically result in a diagnosis of EoE (if other conditions or sources of...