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University of Utah

Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Caption: These are microscope images of tissue from the esophagus of a patient with a disease named eosinophilic esophagitis, or EoE. The bar graphs around each image depict the number of white blood cells called eosinophils along the perimeter of each tissue sample. The cells eat away at the lining of the esophagus to cause the disorder. A University of Utah study suggests that the current method of diagnosing EoE by taking tissue samples with an endoscope may lead to under- or misdiagnosis of the disease.

Credit: Hedieh Saffari, University of Utah, for the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

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