Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders

What are EGIDs?

Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs) are chronic digestive system disorders in which certain food proteins trigger an overproduction of eosinophils (white blood cells that help fight certain infections) in different areas of the digestive tract.

EGIDs typically fall into one of the three types:

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE): EoE is the most common and difficult type of EGID to manage. It is characterized by inflammation of the esophagus due to abnormally high levels of eosinophils in that area of the GI tract. Symptoms can include abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, severe vomiting, difficulty swallowing, and, at times, obstruction.

Eosinophilic gastroenteritis: Associated with eosinophils and inflammation in the stomach and small intestine

Eosinophilic colitis: Associated with eosinophils and inflammation in the large intestine

Common symptoms of EGIDs:

How to manage EGIDs

Your doctor may be able to identify specific food proteins that trigger the overproduction of eosinophils in your child. Your doctor may recommend an elimination diet where the offending proteins are not consumed and may recommend supplementing with an amino acid-based formula.

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Did You Know?

Studies have shown that hypoallergenic, amino acid-based formulas can help manage clinical symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).1,2

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How EleCare and EleCare Jr can help

The protein in EleCare and EleCare Jr is supplied by amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, instead of intact or hydrolyzed protein.

For more information about EGIDs, check out:

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American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders

The APFED supports patients and their families with education, awareness, research, support and advocacy.

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The Oley Foundation

The Oley Foundation gives people living with home intravenous nutrition and tube feeding the tools and confidence they need to achieve normalcy in their lives.

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CURED Foundation

CURED is a non-profit foundation committed to raising substantial funding to aid in research, advocating on behalf of EGID patients and their families.

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Kaareen’s Story

Learn how EleCare helped one young patient beat the odds associated with EGIDs and get back to loving life.

Conditions

Severe Food Allergies

Your child is not alone. In fact, it’s estimated that 4 out of every 100 children in the US have food allergies.

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Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders (EGIDs)

(EGIDs) are chronic digestive system disorders in which certain food proteins trigger an overproduction of eosinophils (white blood cells that help fight certain infections) in different areas of the digestive tract.

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Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS)

Short bowel syndrome describes a group of problems affecting individuals who have lost the use of a major part of their small intestine.

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Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)

FPIES is an immune reaction in the gastrointestinal system to one or more specific foods. It’s commonly characterized by profuse vomiting and diarrhea.

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Malabsorption and Other Conditions

Nutritionally complete, amino acid-based EleCare and EleCare Jr are helpful in the dietary management of a number of GI conditions that cause malabsorption issues.

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References:

  1. Liacouras CA, Spergel JM, Ruchelli E, et al. Eosinophilic esophagitis: A 10-year experience in 381 children. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2005;3:1198-1206.
  2. Furuta GT, Liacouras CA, Collins MG, et al. Eosinophilic esophagitis in children and adults: A systematic review and consensus recommendations for diagnosis and treatment. Gastroenterology. 2007;133:1342-1363.

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