Eosinophilic Esophagitis Dietary Effects
Eosinophilic Esophagitis is a disease that often causes allergic reactions to types of food. When patients with this disease eat certain foods, they may have trouble swallowing and get food stuck in their esophagus. Over time, scarring and narrowing of the esophagus can occur. Currently, the only way for patients to identify the types of food that trigger the disease is to eliminate foods from the diet. This requires endoscopy with biopsies every 6-8 weeks after each diet change. Research is needed to develop a better way to diagnose and improve the health of people with Eosinophilic Esophagitis disease.
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Who can participate?
Age: Over 18 years old
Volunteers: Volunteers with special conditions
Location: In Person
- Ages 18+
- All genders
- Attend in-person at University of Utah
- Confirmed diagnosis of Eosinophilic Esophagitis disease
- Willing to alter diet as necessary
- History of celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, hypereosinophilic syndromes, or eosinophilic gastroenteritis
- History of immunosuppressive medications 6 weeks prior to participation
- Use of steroid medications 8 weeks prior to participation
- Use of antibiotics 3 months prior to participation
Will I be paid for my time?