Identification of causative foods in children with eosinophilic esophagitis treated with an elimination diet

A retrospective analysis of children with Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) has found that skin prick tests (SPTs) and atopy patch tests (APTs) are a good way to determine what trigger foods will set off their symptoms. Milk, egg, wheat and soy were the most common foods to cause EoE. Removal of food identified for each patient by APTs and SPTs, as well as the removal of milk for all patients, led to a resolution of symptoms in 77% of patients. Identifying these trigger foods first reduces the amount of foods that the patients have to remove from their diets.

Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

First published in June 2012

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