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Eosinophilic esophagitis. Has vomiting. What can be done?

May granddaughter, age 3, is being tested for eosinophilic esophagitis . She will be eating and tghen throw up. This has been going for at least two years. She was testing for celiac but that was negative. Her biggest sympton is vomiting . She knows when it will happen and will go to the bathroom if she can. We know some foods that trigger this but there are times when it doesn t. We are trying to find information on it. Her believes - based on everything she has been given this is what she has. She will be scheduled for an upper GI to help firm a diagnosis
Asked On : Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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Hello! Thanks for putting your query in HCM. I am a Gastroenterologist (DM).

Specific treatment for eosinophillic oesophagitis like steroids and avoiding food which causes allergy should be started only once the diagnosis is confirmed.So get an endoscopy and oesophageal biopsy to confirm it. Meanwhile give her some antiemetic agent like ondansetron. Also see whether her eosinophill count in blood and serum IgE levels are elevated to further support the diagnosis

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Answered: Sat, 12 Oct 2013
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