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Rady Children's Specialists

Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders Clinic

The Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders Clinic sees children with eosinophilic esophagitis and/or gastroenteritis. They are evaluated by a multidisciplinary team, tested for appropriate allergens that may play a causative role in their disease process, educated on their disease and potential therapeutic interventions, and offered an integrated care plan.

Team

Seema Aceves, M.D, pediatric allergist/immunologist

Ranjan Dohil, M.D., pediatric gastroenterologist

Elizabeth English, pediatric nutritionist

Pediatric nurse coordinators

Research

We offer clinical trials to patients who are interested and meet appropriate criteria. For information on Dr. Aceves’ research, visit http://aceveslab.ucsd.edu.

About Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Eosinophilic esophagitis is a recently recognized disease that is thought to be driven, in part, by allergic stimuli. Similar to other allergic disorders, such as asthma and allergic rhinitis, allergic gastrointestinal diseases, such as eosinophilic esophagitis are increasing in incidence. Both food and aero-allergens have been implicated in eosinophilic gastrointestinal processes.

Usual treatments for these disorders include allergen avoidance, as with elimination diets or elemental formula, and topical or systemic steroid therapy. Treatment with anti-IL-5, an intravenous agent, is currently under investigation.

Contact Us

For more information, call Maureen Ghiroli at 858-966-1700, ext. 224214.