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Caring for children with eosinophilic gastroenteritis
Learn how our Gastroenterology, Liver and Nutrition Program cares for children with eosinophilic gastroenteritis
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Our approach to eosinophilic gastroenteritis
The pediatric gastroenterologists at Children’s Wisconsin have extensive experience successfully treating rare GI conditions, including eosinophilic gastroenteritis. We take a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach that brings together the joint expertise of our gastroenterologists, allergists and dietitians so that we can provide the best care for your child.
Eosinophilic gastroenteritis services we offer
Our multidisciplinary team of experts can help in many ways, including:
- Diagnosis and evaluation
- Customized treatment plan
- Allergy testing
- Advanced endoscopic procedures
- Psychological services
Diagnosing and treating eosinophilic gastroenteritis
If the doctor suspects eosinophilic gastroenteritis based on your child’s medical history and risk factors, the doctor will use an endoscopy<LINK > and biopsy<LINK > to look for signs of eosinophilic gastroenteritis.
Treatment typically involves steroid medications and/or diet changes. Your child’s doctor may recommend an elimination diet (which involves eliminating potentially problematic foods and then adding them back one at a time) to determine which foods are triggering your child’s abnormal immune reaction. Some children may require enteral nutrition and tube feeding to maximize nutrition and growth.