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Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease (EGID) Clinic

Eosinophils are a disease-fighting cells and a normal part of the immune system. But in a person with eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease (EGID), eosinophils invade tissues in an area of the GI tract that they aren’t supposed to. Over time, this can result in chronic inflammation and symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, poor growth and belly pain.

  • Physicians classify the disease according to the body tissue where the eosinophils build up. 
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is the most common type of EGID, in which large numbers of eosinophils are found in the esophagus (the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach).
  • Eosinophilic colitis (EC) is the rarest form of the disease and affects the large intestine.
  • Eosinophilic enteritis affects the stomach and/or small intestine.
  • Eosinophilic gastritis (EG) affects the stomach. 

EGID is rare but becoming more common in children and adults. It’s important for children with EGID to receive care from a multidisciplinary team like the one at Phoenix Children’s because they are at higher risk for other diseases, such as:

Our specialists are familiar with all of these conditions and how they affect kids with EGID. They know what to look for and will make sure your child receives the care they need to experience the best health possible.

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