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What are eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGID)?

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EGIDs - the most common of them is called eosinophilic esophagitis - are disorders that result from extra white blood cells in your child’s digestive tract. This causes inflammation and swelling, which can result in pain and discomfort. He may also have trouble swallowing.

There's no cure for EGIDs, but medications like steroids can lower the number of white blood cells in his gut and ease symptoms. The doctor may suggest cutting out certain foods that could be causing allergic reactions, or other special diets. A severe case may require use of a feeding tube.

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders: "About EGID." 

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC): “Celiac Disease;" "Crohn’s Disease;" and "Ulcerative Colitis.” 

The Cleveland Clinic: "Diseases and Conditions: Intussusception;” “Malrotation;" and "Short Bowel Syndrome in Children." 

UpToDate: “Clinical Presentation and Diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Disease in Children and Adolescents.”

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on May 02, 2018

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders: "About EGID." 

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC): “Celiac Disease;" "Crohn’s Disease;" and "Ulcerative Colitis.” 

The Cleveland Clinic: "Diseases and Conditions: Intussusception;” “Malrotation;" and "Short Bowel Syndrome in Children." 

UpToDate: “Clinical Presentation and Diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Disease in Children and Adolescents.”

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on May 02, 2018

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