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 these types:

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE): esophagus

Eosinophilic gastritis (EoG): stomach

Eosinophilic enteritis (EoN): small bowel

  • Eosinophilic duodenitis (EoD): duodenum (first part of the small intestine)
  • Eosinophilic jejunitis (EoJ): jejunum (middle part of the small intestine)
  • Eosinophilic ileitis (EoI): ileum (last part of the small intestine)

Eosinophilic colitis (EoC): colon

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.


Did You Know?

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


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:


American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders

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


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.


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.


Kaareen’s Story

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


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Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders (EGIDs)

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  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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