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April 28, 2020

New guideline recommends topical steroids as first-line treatment for EoE

AGA and the Joint Task Force on Allergy-Immunology Practice Parameters release new clinical guidelines for the management of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).

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A new guideline from AGA and the Joint Task Force for Allergy-Immunology Practice Parameters provides recommendations for the management of EoE in pediatric and adult patients. 

Key guideline highlights:
    • Topical steroids are recommended as a first-line treatment for EoE.
    • The guideline also recommends proton pump inhibition (PPI) therapy, diet therapy and esophageal dilation as treatment options.
    • The use of novel, targeted biologic therapies for EoE are being actively evaluated and more research is needed before these can be recommended.

Review the guideline for the complete recommendations.

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This guideline was developed through a collaboration between AGA and the Joint Task Force for Allergy-Immunology Practice Parameters, which comprises the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. This guideline is jointly published in Gastroenterology and Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

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