The study of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases (EGIDs) at Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University, is over a quarter century old. Our first presentation in this field was at the Digestive Diseases Week in 1995 where we presented the findings of vertical lines (now called furrows) as an endoscopic marker of esophagitis. Our interests in EGIDs have grown by leaps and bounds since, and we see a large number of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis, along with other EGID’s.
In 2009, we established the comprehensive multi-disciplinary EGIDs clinic which is staffed by pediatric gastroenterologist, pediatric allergist and a registered dietitian. We are committed to providing comprehensive and complete care to our patients and families. As a tertiary-level Children’s Hospital, we are able to access specialists in just about any field needed.
Over the years, we have conducted several investigator-initiated studies, multi-center studies, and participated in most of the pharmaceutical studies in children on eosinophilic esophagitis. We have an active database of few thousand patients with EGIDs and also maintain a bio-specimen repository which helps us advance our scientific knowledge. We are very proud of what we have contributed to this field over the years and look forward to continuing to collaborate and growing together.
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