Author: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 5 July 2018, last major update October 2012

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PubMed Search: Lymphocytic esophagitis[TIAB]

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Cite this page: Weisenberg, E. Lymphocytic esophagitis. website. Accessed January 22nd, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Often age 17 years or younger (55%)
Clinical features
  • May have no upper GI symptoms
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Frequent intraepithelial lymphocytes around peripapillary fields; no / rare intraepithelial granulocytes
Positive stains
Negative stains
Differential diagnosis