n South African Gastroenterology Review - Eosinophilic oesophagitis : review

Volume 10, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1812-1659



Eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE) is a recently recognised immune-mediated inflammatory condition of the oesophagus. The oesophagus has been traditionally thought of as an inert organ incapable of inducing an immune reaction and that it merely transfers food from the mouth into the stomach. However, the oesophagus is now recognised as an immunologically active organ that can recruit eosinophils in the presence of triggering factors.

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