Helpful Articles

The following articles are from medical journals.  I thought they were very informative and helpful:

"Eosinophilic Esophagitis:  Updated consensus recommendations for children and adults 
(from The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 
Volume 128, Issue 1, Pages 3-20.e6, July 2011)

Clinical Presentation and Treatment of Pediatric Patientswith Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2011 April; 7(4): 264–267.

by Chris A. Liacouras, MD (Co-Director, Center for Pediatric Eosinophilic Disorders at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Professor of Pediatrics, and the Eosinophilic Clinic at the new The Joint Penn-CHOP Center for Digestive Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)  

New Genetic Links in Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Genome Med, Sept 2010, 2:60 doi:10.1186/gm181 
by Jonathan M Spergel, MD (Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3550 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104)


Eosinophilic Esophagitis - Climbing to New Understandings(from Todays Dietitian, May 2006)

Eosinophilic Esophagitis, by David A. Katzka, MD
 (Univ. of Pennsylvania Hospital)


Eosinophilic Esophagitis: More Than Child's Play!
(an educational presentation for physicians treating adult patients)
by Joel E. Richter, MD, FACP, MACG
With audio and slides
(Slides with Transcript)


Gene site found for children's food allergy
Gene linked to eosinophilic esophagitis plays key role in inflammation


Large-Scale Genomics Project Will Hunt Genes
Behind Common Childhood Diseases;
Children's Hospital Goals: Use Gene Knowledge to Guide Therapy,
Devise New Tests and Treatments
(Article about the Human Genome Project at CHOP)


Common Variants at 5q22 Associate With
Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis
(PubMed article regarding the gene discovery),
March, 2010 article from collaborative research by Drs at
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.


Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders
by Dr. Marc E. Rothenberg


The Mother of All Food Allergies
by Dr Philip E. Putnam, MD
from the 7/03 edition of The Journal of Pediatrics
(Mentions some of the difficulties that families can face)


Additional articles are available via PubMed (from the NIH):


Dr Glen Furuta was the guest editor of
It is available via .  

Amazon’s product description is as follows:

“As Guest Editor, Dr. Glenn Furuta has assembled an extraordinary group of highly accomplished individual players-pediatric and adult gastroenterologists, endoscopists, and surgeons, pathologists, immunologists, and allergists--to produce a state-of-the-art issue devoted to Eosinophilic Esophagitis. This disease is complex, and in its varying presentations in children and adults, may have more than one pathogenesis. One thing is certain: eosinophilic esophagitis is an important disease that causes considerable morbidity in those afflicted and is a major cause of esophageal symptoms, particularly dysphagia. Eosinophilic esophagitis is increasing in frequency like bronchial asthma, to which it has been compared. The relationship of eosinophilic esophagitis to gastroesophageal reflux disease remains poorly defined in some cases. Chronic eosinophilic esophagitis seems to lead to fibrosis in some patients, and eosinophilic esophagitis has been linked to the Schatzki ring long associated with hiatal hernia and GERD. These issues, as well as a strong emphasis on current approaches to diagnosis and therapy are presented.”