Getting the Diagnosis Right Early: Clinical Pearls for Identifying EoE in Children and Adults

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Activity Overview

This 15-minute infographic-based educational activity will be augmented by patient and clinician videos, in addition to an interactive approach to cover diagnostic approaches to detect EoE early.

The significant burden of disease and increasing incidence and prevalence of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) in the United States require that several knowledge and practice gaps among clinicians involved in the care of affected patients be addressed; diagnostic delays continue to present a challenge to the timely management of EoE.

Agenda

  1. Incidence, prevalence, and underlying pathophysiology of EoE
  2. Symptomatology and natural history of EoE
  3. Diagnostic strategies for patients with a high index of suspicion for EoE
  4. Challenges associated with diagnosis and consequences of diagnostic delay
0.25 CE Credit(s)
Expires: April 29, 2022

Target Audience

This curriculum is designed for gastroenterologists, allergists and immunologists, pediatric gastroenterologists, pediatric allergists and immunologists, and NPs/PAs who diagnose and manage patients with eosinophilic esophagitis.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this education activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Use evidence-based diagnostic approaches to detect eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) early in children and adults

Activity Faculty

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Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC