Helicobacter pylori infection does not protect against EoE: results from a large multicenter case-control study

Sunday 29 April 2018

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infects approximately 50% of the global population, with a wide variation between regions and countries. Prevalence is highest in Africa, Latin America, and Asia, but lowest in Northern Europe and Northern America, preciselly the regions with a highest prevalence of EoE. Therefore, an inverse association between… Read More

The incidence of EoE in The Netherlands has increased continuously in the last 20 years according to a national database of biopsies

Thursday 15 March 2018

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic, inflammatory disorder of the esophagus, characterized by symptoms of esophageal dysfunction and eosinophilic infiltration of the esophageal epithelium.1 EoE was first described as a new disease in 1993.2,3 Until then, the presence of esophageal eosinophilia was thought to be associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease… Read More

Putting elimination diet for eosinophilic esophagitis upside down

Saturday 28 October 2017

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an emerging allergic condition of the esophagus, predominantly triggered by food antigens. Yet, food allergy testing (via skin test or IgE titlre) is suboptimal to detect culprit foods in EoE.  Unfortunately, effective dietary strategies (elemental diet , empiric 6-food elimination diet) are often not popular among… Read More

EoE and H. pylori infection inversely associate

Sunday 17 April 2016

von Arnim U, Wex T, Link A, Messerschmidt M, Venerito M, Miehlke S, Malfertheiner P. Helicobacter pylori infection is associated with a reduced risk of developing eosinophilic oesophagitis. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2016;43(7):825-30 In the last two decades, a remarkable rise in incidence of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) has been observed. Since… Read More