Table 1: Clinical and laboratory characteristics of children with eosinophilic esophagitis ( ).

Median age, years (range)8.5 (1.5–18)
Males, (%)13 (72.2)
Symptoms, (%)
 Dysphagia11 (61.1)
 Vomiting10 (55.6)
 Food impaction4 (22.2)
 Feeding aversion3 (16.7)
 Poor weight gain2 (11.1)
History of atopy, (%)10 (55.6)
First degree relatives with atopy, (%)9 (50)
Growth parameters
 Weight for age -score, mean ± SD (range)0.59 ± 1.5 (−2.3–2.9)
 Height for age -score, mean ± SD (range)0.13 ± 1.3 (−2.1–2.1)
Allergic testing and evaluation
 Absolute eosinophil counts, mean ± SD
 (range)
0.48 ± 0.44 (0.05–1.8)
 Eosinophil percentage, mean ± SD (range)5.5 ± 3.8 (1–12.2)
 IgE level (IU/mL), mean ± SD (range)259.9 ± 530.4 (26–1848)
 Positive RAST-FX5, (%)10 (55.6)
 Positive skin prick test for food allergens,
11 (61.1)
 Positive skin prick test for aeroallergens,
(%)
3 (16.7)