Eosinophilic Esophagitis From an Allergy Perspective: How to Optimally Pursue Allergy Testing & Dietary Modification in the Adult Population

Emily C. McGowan, Thomas A. Platts-Mills

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Abstract

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a clinicopathologic condition characterized by symptoms of esophageal dysfunction and eosinophil-predominant inflammation. In adults, the three most common treatment options are swallowed steroids, elimination diets, and periodic esophageal dilations. Many different elimination diets have been studied in adults, including elemental diets, allergy testing-directed diets, and empiric elimination diets. This article will review the existing data on these dietary therapies and will propose an approach to dietary management in adult EoE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number58
JournalCurrent Gastroenterology Reports
Volume18
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016

Keywords

  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Food-specific IgE
  • Six-food elimination diet
  • Skin prick testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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