Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders Clinic
Accurate diagnosis and treatment plans for children with Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders can be challenging. Our care team brings a wide range of expertise and experience to ensure children with EGIDs receive the most thorough care possible. Because we recognize that families and referring providers are our partners, we are committed to sharing the most up-to-date knowledge about EGID and addressing your questions and concerns.
Our team includes:
- Pediatric gastroenterologist
- Pediatric gastroenterology nurse practitioner
- Allergist and immunologist
- Registered dietician
- Clinical and research nurses
- Other professionals such as psychologist or social worker may be included
Call (615) 322-7449 for appointments. The clinic is on the 10th floor of Doctors' Office Tower at Children's Hospital.
We appreciate your referrals and want to foster a relationship with community pediatricians, family practitioners, allergy and immunology experts and other providers that leads to the best possible care for your patients. We are committed to open communication and accessibility. Call (615) 322-7449 for information about referrals.
Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders (EGIDs)
EGIDs are a group of diseases that include eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE; esophagus or the food pipe involved), eosinophilic gastritis (EG; stomach involved), eosinophilic duodenitis (ED; small intestine involved) or eosinophilic colitis (EC; large intestine involved). span a variety of gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting, difficulty swallowing, pain during swallowing, abdominal pain, slow growth, or diarrhea. These symptoms occur in combination with increased numbers of a particular type of white blood cells called ‘eosinophil’ in the gastrointestinal lining. Depending on the part(s) of the GI tract affected, a child might have
EoE is the most common EGID and is probably the most well-studied EGID. Yet, there is a lot to be understood about this condition. It is known to affect all ages. It is diagnosed by taking into consideration all clinical and pathological information. Endoscopy with biopsy is considered the only reliable diagnostic test to identify EoE.
The EGID clinic offers comprehensive coordination for the diagnosis, treatment, intervention, nutritional assessment and education of EoE, EG, ED, EC. Procedures arranged through our clinic include: endoscopy with biopsy, interventional esophageal dilation, pH impedance studies, esophageal motility testing, allergy testing and more.
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