Eosinophilic Esophagitis

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Disorder Subdivisions

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General Discussion

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) is a chronic disorder of the digestive system in which large numbers of a particular type of white blood cell called eosinophils are present in the esophagus. The esophagus is the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. Eosinophils are an important part of the immune system and play a role in fighting infection. This condition is characterized by vomiting, stomach or chest pain, failure to thrive (particularly in children), and difficulty swallowing.

Resources

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

Campaign Urging Research for Eosinophilic Disease (CURED)
2937 Bayberry Dr.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Tel: (847)793-0071
Email: ellyn@curedfoundation.org
Internet: http://www.curedfoundation.org

Cincinnati Center for Eosinophilic Disorders
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Avenue
MLC 2010
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039
Tel: (513)636-2233
Fax: (513)636-9069
Tel: (800)344-2462
TDD: (513)636-4900
Email: cced@cchmc.org
Internet: http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/eosinophils

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders
PO Box 29545
Atlanta, GA 30359
Tel: (713)493-7749
Fax: (713)493-7749
Email: mail@apfed.org
Internet: http://www.apfed.org

For a Complete Report

For a Complete Report

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