"Eosinaphilic" esophagitis on TV

It may be difficult for some reporters to get the facts straight when covering health-related topics, for example:

- "Eosinaphilic" esophagitis is spelled correctly as "eosinophilic," the source of the word is from the cells which cause the inflammation -- eosinophils

- "Pennsylvania Boy Infected With Rare Disease." Actually, eosinophilic esophagitis is not an infection, it is an allergic disorder characterized but eosinophilc inflammation.

This condition is well described in NEJM Images: Adult-Onset Eosinophilic Esophagitis.


"Multi-ring esophagus" in eosinophilic esophagitis (left), infiltration of eosinophils (right). Source: Wikipedia.

References:
Toddler Allergic To Nearly Every Kind Of Food. NewsNet5.

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