The Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases (EGID) Program is devoted to the comprehensive care and research of children diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Located at our Outpatient Center in Lincoln Park, the program serves the growing number of children who suffer from EoE.
The Lurie Children's Difference
We have a dedicated, multidisciplinary team made up of specialists from many different areas. Combining several areas of expertise into every diagnosis ensures that our patients have the most thorough and best care possible. The team includes:
A pediatric allergist
A registered dietitian
A pediatric nurse practitioner
Our team also provides state-of-the-art diagnostic testing including upper endoscopy, allergy blood testing and skin prick testing, as well as several novel experimental non-invasive or minimally-invasive tests. The treatments offered are individualized to the specific needs of the patients.
What to Expect
Treatments for eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases (EGID) are diets and drugs. The dietary options include:
Standard or empiric elimination diet
Directed elimination diet
The drug treatment options include oral steroids and swallowed steroids.
Kristin Johnson, BS - Clinical research coordinator
Pratibha Hotwagner - Clinical research coordinator
To schedule an appointment in Spina Bifida Clinic or Tethered Cord Clinic please call 312.227.4220 and speak to Dani Gacek, Spina Bifida Administrative Coordinator, or Luis Suncin, Spina Bifida Liaison. Due to the nature of this clinic, online scheduling is not available.
To speak with the Spina Bifida Nurse Coordinator, please call 312.227.4883.
EGID Program Research
The Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases (EGID) Program has an active and growing research component. In addition to participation in clinical trials, the members of EGID team collaborate with other institutions to advance basic and clinical research in this area.
Your support is vital in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families. Lurie Children’s relies on philanthropic funding to enhance its programs, services and research for children. To learn more, please e-mail the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at email@example.com or call 312.227.7500.