What are the ACG treatment guidelines for 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 (ACG) issued guidelines for the diagnosis and management of eosinophilic esophagitis. [52] Recommendations for treatment included the following:

  • Topical swallowed steroids for an initial 8-week period are first-line treatment
  • Elimination of possible triggering foods from the diet can be an initial treatment for pediatric and adult patients
  • Patients should be informed that once treatment has stopped, there is a high risk that eosinophilic esophagitis will recur

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