Celiac.com 01/04/2012 - A number of cases have led researchers to suspect a connection between eosinophilic esophagitis and celiac disease in children.

A research team sought to confirm this association in children, and determine whether it extends into adulthood. To do this, they reviewed data from a group of celiac disease patients to learn the number of patients who also had a diagnoses of eosinophilic esophagitis. 

Photo: CC - GreenFlames09The team included Jennifer S. Thompson, MD, Benjamin Lebwohl, MD, MS, Norelle Rizkalla Reilly, MD, Nicholas J. Talley, MD, PhD, Govind Bhagat, MD, and Peter HR. Green, MD.

For their study, they reviewed histopathology reports of esophageal