Lymphocytic esophagitis

Topic Completed: 1 October 2012

Minor changes: 2 March 2021

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PubMed Search: Lymphocytic esophagitis[TIAB]

Elliot Weisenberg, M.D.
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Cite this page: Weisenberg E. Lymphocytic esophagitis. website. Accessed October 22nd, 2021.
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
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