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Diagnosis of Eosinophilic Esophagitis By Counting Mast Cells Identified with Immunostains for Tryptase

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Gastroenterology

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Dellon et al used immunostains for tryptase to identify mast cells in esophageal biopsies. Patients with eosinophilic esophagitis will have increased mast cells in the esophageal mucosa. The authors are from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina Central University.

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