How is primary eosinophilic gastroenteritis differentiated from eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)?

Updated: Jan 03, 2020
  • Author: Nina Tatevian, MD, PhD, FCAP; Chief Editor: Nirag C Jhala, MD, MBBS  more...
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Primary eosinophilic gastroenteritis also shows esophageal eosinophilia along with eosinophilic infiltration in other areas of the gastrointestinal tract . Additional biopsy samples from stomach, duodenum, and colon can help differentiate EoE from primary eosinophilic gastroenteritis. [49]

The main differential diagnosis is reflux esophagitis. Other differential diagnosis includes primary eosinophilic gastroenteritis.


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