Oesophageal eosinophilia in children with coeliac disease

Ari et al, Arch Dis Child. 2017 Apr 12


OBJECTIVES: An association between coeliac disease (CD) and eosinophilicoesophagitis(EoE)/oesophageal eosinophilia (EE) has been suggested. 

Setting: Single large, tertiary paediatric centre.


Patients with CD found to have EE share characteristics with both isolated CD and EoE. It appears that these are two coexisting entities presenting in the same patient rather than eosinophilia associated with CD, and therefore, interventions separately addressing each condition may be considered.