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Can eosinophilic esophagitis and protein in urine be related?

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Posted on Thu, 17 Jul 2014
Question: Can eosinophilic esophagitis and protein in urine be related? My 7 year old son was diagnosed with severe eosinophilic esophagitis about 3 weeks ago. On a routine UA they also found 4+ grams of protein in his urine. Can these two things be related? If so how?
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Answered by Dr. Luchuo Engelbert Bain (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
They are NOT related

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for the query,

Esoniphilic esophagitis really has NO relationship, or has no consequences on kidney function. These are two separate entities. Esonophilic esophagitis has an allergic component in its causation. As for sure your physician has told you, and may be started treatment, steroid, remain the main stay of treatment and could go on for months. Avoiding specific foods based on results of the child allergic screen, taking drugs regular and at times modification of the child diet, and using a special endoscopic technique to dilate specific areas of the gut are the most commonly used treatment techniques in this disease.

Proteins in urine at 4+ grams implies a serious kidney dysfunction the requires a careful and keen nephrologic evaluation. This range is generally called a nephrotic range. Treatment in this case is compelling, and an appropriate diagnosis also important. The fear is poorly managed, there is a greater risk of developing chronic kidney disease with its consequences like hypertension earlier.

These two entities are not related and in depth evaluations for both need to be done separately and managed keenly. Kind regards,

Dr Bain
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Can eosinophilic esophagitis and protein in urine be related?

Brief Answer: They are NOT related Detailed Answer: Hi and thanks for the query, Esoniphilic esophagitis really has NO relationship, or has no consequences on kidney function. These are two separate entities. Esonophilic esophagitis has an allergic component in its causation. As for sure your physician has told you, and may be started treatment, steroid, remain the main stay of treatment and could go on for months. Avoiding specific foods based on results of the child allergic screen, taking drugs regular and at times modification of the child diet, and using a special endoscopic technique to dilate specific areas of the gut are the most commonly used treatment techniques in this disease. Proteins in urine at 4+ grams implies a serious kidney dysfunction the requires a careful and keen nephrologic evaluation. This range is generally called a nephrotic range. Treatment in this case is compelling, and an appropriate diagnosis also important. The fear is poorly managed, there is a greater risk of developing chronic kidney disease with its consequences like hypertension earlier. These two entities are not related and in depth evaluations for both need to be done separately and managed keenly. Kind regards, Dr Bain