Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 2017 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Detailed Histologic Evaluation of Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Pediatric Patients Presenting with Dysphagia or Abdominal Pain and Comparison of the Histology between the Two Groups

Table 4

Eosinophil counts on the esophageal biopsies.

EoE-D mean (sd)
= 67
EoE-AP mean (sd)
= 67
value

Peak eosinophil count (mean)33.91 (5.78)31.55 (4.96)0.013
Distal esophagus33.61 (5.85)31.46 (5.11)0.025
Mid esophagus27.04 (5.89)24.73 (5.89)0.015
Mean of distal and mid30.33 (5.36)28.10 (4.78)0.012

In both groups the distal biopsy had higher eosinophils than the midesophagus, except two patients in EoE-D and one patient in EoE-AP group where the mid esophagus had a higher esophageal count.