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Caring for children with eosinophilic gastroenteritis

Learn how our Gastroenterology, Liver and Nutrition Program cares for children with eosinophilic gastroenteritis

Related tests and treatments:

Our approach to eosinophilic gastroenteritis

The pediatric gastroenterologists at Children’s Hospital of 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:

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.

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