Systemic Review of Dietary Treatments for Eosinophilic Esophagitis

A recent analysis of the literature for dietary treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) has been published (Gastroenterology 2014; 146: 1639-48). Only 33 references out of 581 screened were included, yielding 1317 patients (1128 children and 189 adults).

Key findings:

  • Elemental diets were effective in 90.8%
  • Six-food elimination diets were effective in 72.1%
  • Allergy test-directed diets were effective in 45.5%
  • Adults responded similarly to children to dietary interventions with remission in 67.2% compared to 63.3%.

Bottomline: This study reiterates the dietary response rates from multiple previous studies. The finding that adults respond similar to children is less well-recognized, perhaps because dietary treatments are used less often in adults with EoE.

Related blog entries:

Advertisements

7 thoughts on “Systemic Review of Dietary Treatments for Eosinophilic Esophagitis

  1. Pingback: Higher Doses of Topical Steroids for Eosinophilic Esophagitis | gutsandgrowth

  2. Pingback: What is the Role for Allergy Testing in Eosinophilic Esophagitis? | gutsandgrowth

  3. Pingback: Four Food Group Diet for Adults with Eosinophilic Esophagitis | gutsandgrowth

  4. Pingback: N2U -Part 3: EoE, IBD, and Cystic Fibrosis | gutsandgrowth

  5. Pingback: Useful Information on Eosinophilic Disorders | gutsandgrowth

  6. Pingback: Eosinophilic Esophagitis Review -NEJM | gutsandgrowth

  7. Pingback: Pediatric Nutritionist/Scott Pentiuk: Update on two topics: Blenderized diets and Eosinophilic Esophagitis | gutsandgrowth

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s