Salima Haque, Robert M. Genta, Inform Diagnostics Research Institute,
Lymphocytic esophagitis was first described by Rubio et al. as an entity
in 2006; however, in 2008 Purdy et al. reviewed 42 cases of lymphocytic
esophagitis and dismissed it as a non-specific response of uncertain relevance.
We recently reviewed the histopathology and clinical correlations of 42
patients with dense lymphocytic infiltrates in the esophageal mucosa and
concluded that lymphocytic esophagitis is a specific type of inflammatory
disorder of the esophagus.
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