What are ACG guidelines for the diagnosis and management of eosinophilic esophagitis?

Updated: May 02, 2019
  • Author: Deepika Devuni, MBBS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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In 2013, the American College of Gastroenterology issued guidelines for the diagnosis and management of eosinophilic esophagitis. [52] Diagnostic recommendations include the following:

  • The underlying cause of esophageal eosinophilia should be identified
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis is defined by symptoms, histology, and treatment response
  • The distal and proximal esophagus should be biopsied, as should the antrum and/or duodenum, in all pediatric patients, as well as in adult patients with gastric or small intestinal symptoms or endoscopic abnormalities

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