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Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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Milk elimination diet improves symptoms, remission rates in children with Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Posted on April 5, 2021

Eliminating foods containing Cow’s milk protein (CMP) induced histological remission in more than 50% of children with Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE), according to a study.

In this prospective observational study, 41 children with EoE were treated with One Food Elimination Diet (1FED) excluding CMP. An upper endoscopy with biopsies was performed after 8-12 weeks of treatment.

In 21 (51%) children, histological remission was induced. Improvements in endoscopic abnormalities and symptoms were seen in 24 (59%) and 25 (61%) patients. Symptoms that improved included chest pain, dysphagia, and pocketing/spitting out food.

Children said their quality of life improved while on the diet, however parents said quality of life was worse.

The authors concluded that 1FED should be considered a first-line dietary treatment in patients with EoE.

Reference
A single food milk elimination diet is effective for treatment of Eosinophilic Esophagitis in children. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021;DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cgh.2021.03.049

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