Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic, allergic inflammatory disease of the esophagus (the tube connecting the mouth to the stomach). It occurs when a type of white blood cell, the eosinophil, accumulates in the esophagus and persists despite acid-blocking medicine.
96% of patients at Food Allergy Institute fall into one of five endotypes. Of these five endotypes, one is a group that has EoE and is comprised of about 7-8% of our patient population. Their entire treatment program is uniquely different than any other endotype. TIP has successfully treated ell EoE patients enrolled to-date.
Of the remaining 4% of patients who fall outside of the five endotypes, we typically identify 1-2 cases who are later sub-typed into the EoE category in the midst of treatment.