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eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders

When stubborn reflux or GERD doesn't resolve itself by 12 months, or does not respond appropriately to medication this could be something to investigate. More and more children are being diagnosed with these chronic and complex group of disorders described as Eosinophilic (ee-oh-sin-oh-fill-ick) Gastrointestinal Disorders (EGID). These disorders are characterized by having above normal amounts of eosinophils, a type of white blood cell (part of the immune system, that helps us fight off certain types of infections) in the digestive system. EGID is divided into subcategories depending on the location the eosinophils are found in the digestive tract. So, Eosinophilic Gastritis means eosinophils in the stomach. "itis" means inflammation. Eosinophilic Esophagitis mean eosinophils in the esophagus, eosinophilic enteritis is eosinophils found in the small intestine and eosinophilic colitis means eosinophils in the large intestine.

Eosinophilic Gastritis Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Eosinophilic gastritis (EG) is a disease of the immune system that affects the gastrointestinal (GI) system. Gastritis refers to inflammation of the lining of the stomach (...)

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Eosinophils are not normally found in the esophagus although small amounts may be found in other areas of the digestive system.  Eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) occurs    (...)

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