The number of individuals being diagnosed with eosinophilic disorders especially eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is on the rise! This is a challenging disorder that frequently requires the expertise of several specialties including GI physicians, allergists and nutritionists. The eosinophil is one of the white blood cells (WBC) in the blood and can be found in various tissues of the body. Eosinophils in large numbers can lead to inflammation and tissue damage.
This week marks the 6th Annual National Eosinophil Awareness Week (NEAW) from May 19-25! Help APFED raise awareness of eosinophil-associated diseases.
The American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED) is a non-profit advocacy organization for those living with eosinophilic esophagitis, eosinophilic gastroenteritis, eosinophilic colitis, hypereosinophilic syndrome, and other eosinophilic disorders. They are a resource for patients, their families, physicians and the medical community.
APFED provides accurate, up-to-date information on eosinophilic disorders and related problems. Their goals are to increase awareness, educate patients and physicians, increase funding for research and provide support for the eosinophilic community.
At Family Allergy & Asthma Care of Montana, we evaluate and treat patients of all ages with eosinophilic disorders.