Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Nutritional Considerations in Pediatric Management

Publication Date: 13 December 2018
Continuing Education Units: Physician AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™: 0.25

Course Description:

Eosinophilic esophagitis is a chronic, immune-mediated or antigen-mediated disease, and since it requires a clinical and histologic diagnosis, a team of healthcare professionals is needed—from a pediatrician or primary care doctor to a pathologist or gastroenterologist. But diagnosis is only the first step. In this podcast, supported by an independent medical education grant, Dr. Vincent Mukkada recaps the essential elements of a pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis management plan.

Course Objectives:

  • Summarize the epidemiology and pathophysiology of eosinophilic esophagitis in children.
  • Review the clinical presentation and symptoms for eosinophilic esophagitis in pediatric patients.
  • Plan and implement nutrition management of pediatric patients with eosinophilic esophagitis.

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Vincent A. Mukkada

Vincent A. Mukkada, MD

Dr. Mukkada received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College Of Medicine. He completed a residency in Pediatrics at Brown University/Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. He then moved to Denver, Colorado to do his fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, as well as an additional year as a Research Scholar focused on eosinophilic disease at the University of Colorado/The Children’s Hospital of Colorado. Subsequently he returned to Brown University as an attending physician, during which time he started a multidisciplinary pediatric food allergy/eosinophilic disease center, in addition to working on the multidisciplinary feeding program. He was then recruited back to his home town of Cincinnati where he is now an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center/University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Dr. Mukkada is a member of the Cincinnati Center for Eosinophilic Disorders and the Interdisciplinary Feeding Team at Cincinnati Childrens, taking care of hundreds of children with eosinophilic disease and feeding disorders. Dr. Brenner focuses his clinical and research pursuits on eosinophilic disease and pediatric feeding disorders, and has authored approximately 40 publications on these conditions as well as lectured nationally and internationally. In addition, Dr. Mukkada serves as the medical director of the GI inpatient unit at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

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