CME: Medical and nutritional management of eosinophilic esophagitis in adolescents and adults: therapeutic updates and best practices
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Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic immune-mediated disease characterized by clinical features of esophageal dysfunction and eosinophil inflammation. EoE is mediated by type 2 helper T cell activity and precipitated primarily by dietary antigens. It may affect people of all ages and races, but the prevalence is highest amongst middle-aged Caucasian males. Approximately 30 out of every 100,000 adults in the U.S. are thought to have the condition.
By the end of the session the participant will be able to:
- Describe the patholophysiology of EoE in adults and adolescents such that it informs treatment mechanisms
- Describe the clinical presentation, complications associated with, and diagnosis EoE in adults and adolescents.
- Identify current drug treatment options and dietary strategies available for the management of EoE, including strengths and weaknesses of each, and apply them to patient cases using evidence-based medicine.
- Identify issues with current practices for EoE and strategies to address them.
The following healthcare professionals: allergists, immunologists, pediatricians, and primary care physicians; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who specialize in the aforementioned fields; and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who may clinically encounter patients with EoE.