INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE WITH THE CONDITION
What happens if eosinophilic oesophagitis is not treated?
There is no clear long-term prognosis for eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE). In most cases, however, it is a progressive disease, which means it can be expected to deteriorate over time, thus severely impairing quality of life. If EoE remains untreated, years of inflammation lead to scarring and narrowing of the oesophagus. Although there is currently no cure for the condition, there are various treatment options.
Certain therapies can eliminate/inhibit inflammation and reduce scarring and narrowing of the oesophagus, and stop or even partially reverse the progression of the disease. This prevents complications such as oesophageal occlusion (blockage of the oesophagus) and improves quality of life for patients.