Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders

Nirmala Gonsalves*

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Abstract

Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGID) are a group of disorders characterized by pathologic eosinophilic infiltration of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, or colon leading to organ dysfunction and clinical symptoms (J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr; Spergel et al., 52: 300–306, 2011). These disorders include eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), eosinophilic gastritis (EG), eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE), eosinophilic enteritis (EE), and eosinophilic colitis (EC). Symptoms are dependent not only on the location (organ) as well as extent (layer invasion of the bowel wall). Common symptoms of EoE include dysphagia and food impaction in adults and heartburn, abdominal pain, and vomiting in children. Common symptoms of the other EGIDs include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, early satiety, diarrhea, and weight loss. These disorders are considered immune-mediated chronic inflammatory disorders with strong links to food allergen triggers. Treatment strategies focus on either medical or dietary therapy. These options include not only controlling symptoms and bowel inflammation but also on identifying potential food triggers. This chapter will focus on the clinical presentation, pathophysiology, and treatment of these increasingly recognized disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)272-285
Number of pages14
JournalClinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology
Volume57
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2019

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Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Food
Abdominal Pain
Vomiting
Heartburn
Immune System Diseases
Colitis
Deglutition Disorders
Allergens
Nausea
Esophagus
Small Intestine
Weight Loss
Diarrhea
Stomach
Colon
Therapeutics
Inflammation
Eosinophilic enteropathy

Keywords

  • Dysphagia
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Eosinophilic gastritis
  • Eosinophilic gastroenteritis
  • Food allergy
  • Food impaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy

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In: Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology, Vol. 57, No. 2, 01.10.2019, p. 272-285.

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