Eosinophilic esophagitis

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Author: Mikael Häggström [notes 1]

Microscopic diagnosis

Eosinophilic infiltrate. In this case also intercellular edema giving a spongy appearance.

A prominent eosinophilic infiltrate, with consensus guidelines defining it as over 15 eosinophils per HPF.[1]


  • If positive:
  • Presence of eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Number of eosinophils per HPF


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  1. Dellon, Evan S. (2012). "Eosinophilic esophagitis ". Current Opinion in Gastroenterology 28 (4): 382–388. doi:10.1097/MOG.0b013e328352b5ef. ISSN 0267-1379.