Skip to Content

Resize text:

A A A

Digestive Health

Find a Doctor


To search Houston doctors, please select a specialty & submit your Zip Code below.

Advanced Search
Search by Doctor's Name

Schedule Now


To schedule an appointment online, select provider type, service and submit your ZIP code below.

Appointment available in next 7 days
Advanced Search

Eosinophilic Esophagitis Diagnosis

Patients with dysphagia will get an upper endoscopy to rule out other conditions such as esophageal cancer, achalasia and strictures. However, patients with eosinophilic esophagitis have specific endoscopic characteristics like narrowing of the esophagus, concentric rings and longitudinal furrows, as shown in this image.

In some cases, the endoscopic evaluation shows normal esophageal mucosa and diagnosis is made by biopsies that show the large amount of eosinophils in the lining of the esophagus, as shown below.