Ten Tight Years: A Late Eosinophilic Esophagitis Diagnosis

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Pedro Sonié - Corresponding Author

Pedro Sonié [pedrosonie11@gmail.com]
Rua Barão do Corvo nº 676, 4400-037 Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

Sara Teixeira
Marta Perro Neves
Ana Rita Duarte
Maria Elvira Pinto

Abstract

Eosinophilic esophagitis is now one of the most common conditions diagnosed during the assessment of feeding problems in children and during the evaluation of dysphagia and food impaction in adults. We report a case of a 20-year-old male, with a history of asthma, who developed solid dysphagia and food impaction symptoms over a 10-year course. A late diagnosis led to incapacitating symptoms, advanced endoscopic findings, and riskier therapeutic options. Primary care providers are pivotal for timely and accurate detection of symptoms and proper referral to specialists.

Keywords: Deglutition Disorders; Eosinophilic Esophagitis/diagnosis; Primary Health Care

Article Details

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Sonié P, Teixeira S, Perro Neves M, Rita Duarte A, Elvira Pinto M. Ten Tight Years: A Late Eosinophilic Esophagitis Diagnosis. Gaz Med [Internet]. 2023 Sep. 15 [cited 2024 Jul. 22];10(3):233-6. Available from: https://gazetamedica.pt/index.php/gazeta/article/view/604
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