Eosinophilic esophagitis

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What is eosinophilic esophagitis?

Eosinophilic esophagitis is an allergic inflammatory disorder that presents with dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) and food impaction and is characterized by eosinophils (a type of white blood cell) of the esophagus.

Common symptoms reported by people with eosinophilic esophagitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people for eosinophilic esophagitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Singulair)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
eosinophilic esophagitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
27
Tried for
eosinophilic esophagitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flovent)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
45
Tried for
eosinophilic esophagitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Claritin)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
eosinophilic esophagitis (1)

Data from patients with eosinophilic esophagitis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with eosinophilic esophagitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Singulair)
Perceived effectiveness
for eosinophilic esophagitis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
eosinophilic esophagitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Perceived effectiveness
for eosinophilic esophagitis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
eosinophilic esophagitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flovent)
Perceived effectiveness
for eosinophilic esophagitis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
eosinophilic esophagitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Claritin)
Perceived effectiveness
for eosinophilic esophagitis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
eosinophilic esophagitis (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with eosinophilic esophagitis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has eosinophilic esophagitis on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 2 new patients joined this month
  • 95 say eosinophilic esophagitis is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 13
20s 29
30s 39
40s 42
50s 21
60s 12
70+ 5
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 29
20-29 years 14
30-39 years 10
40-49 years 13
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 1
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 72
Female 92

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 85
Not Diagnosed 6

These charts show data from eosinophilic esophagitis patients who have completed their condition history
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