New Food Allergy

By Allergy News
In News
Mar 5th, 2015

WFMZNancy Werteen has recently reported about a new food allergy that is appearing on more and more patients. This newer medical diagnosis is called eosinophilic esophagitis.

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A relatively new allergy is showing up more in allergy specialists’ patients.

Its name is daunting. It’s the hottest topic among allergy experts.

It’s showing up more and doctors don’t yet know why.

Allergy specialists are seeing more people with eosinophilic esophagitis, an inflammatory response in the esophagus that makes it hard to swallow food.

“It’s considered a newer medical diagnosis, identified just in the last 15 to 20 years. We’re seeing a steady increase in the number of people with this condition and we don’t really have a clear cause yet,” said Dr. Princess Ogbogu, director of the allergy and immunology program at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center.

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