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Reflux and Failure to Thrive

  • David A. HillEmail author
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Practical Points

  • Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic allergic inflammatory disease that can cause significant impairment in quality of life

  • It is imperative to take measures to eliminate or control inflammation in EoE for both symptomatic relief and the prevention of esophageal strictures

  • Patient history, and not cutaneous allergy testing, is the most useful source of information to determine if a patient requires endoscopic evaluation for EoE

Keywords

Reflux Failure to thrive Eosinophilic esophagitis Esophagogastroduodenal endoscopy Proton pump inhibitor 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of PediatricsChildren’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaUSA

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