Carilion Clinic: Hard Time Swallowing? Relatively New Disease on the Rise in the Region

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hard Time Swallowing? Relatively New Disease on the Rise in the Region

Eosinophilic Esophogatis is hard to say, and hard to swallow, literally.
The disease, also called "EE", is an allergic reaction that occurs in the esophagus, The disease makes it difficult to swallow, and can have serious, long-term consequences.

While it affects people of all ages, in recent years, the condition has been diagnosed in more than a hundred children in our region. Click below for recent coverage of the condition by WDBJ health reporter Joy Sutton, including an interview with Carillon Clinic Pediatric Gastroenterologist Dr. Michael Hart and one of his patients.

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