Journal of Allergy & Therapy

Journal of Allergy & Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-6121

Ghaffari G

Ghaffari G
Pennsylvania State College of Medicine,
Hershey Medical Center,Pennsylvania

  • Research Article
    Comparison of Food and Aeroallergen Sensitivity between Adults and Children with Eosinophilic Esophagitis
    Author(s): Prematta T, Kunselman A and Ghaffari GPrematta T, Kunselman A and Ghaffari G

    Rationale: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an increasingly diagnosed disorder and evidence suggests that food and/or aeroallergen sensitivities play a role in the pathogenesis. The purpose of this study was to compare the likelihood of food and aeroallergen sensitivity in children versus adults with EoE. Methods: After institutional review board approval, a retrospective chart review was conducted evaluating the work up performed on patients with EoE referred to allergists. A comparison was made between sensitivity to foods and aeroallergens based on age (children ≤ 18 years compared to adults ≥ 19 years). Results: Medical records of 44 patients with biopsy proven diagnosis of EoE were reviewed retrospectively (19 children and 25 adults). Compared with adults, children had significantly more evidence of IgE mediated sensitivity to egg (59% versus 9%; OR 13.2; 9.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-6121.S3-001

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