New developments in patients with eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases presented at the CEGIR/TIGERS Symposium at the 2018 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Meeting

Jonathan M. Spergel, Seema S. Aceves, Kara Kliewer, Nirmala Gonsalves, Mirna Chehade, Joshua B. Wechsler, Marion Groetch, Joshua Friedlander, Evan S. Dellon, Wendy Book, Ikuo Hirano, Amanda B. Muir, Antonella Cianferoni, Lisa Spencer, Chris A. Liacouras, Edaire Cheng, Leah Kottyan, Ting Wen, Thomas Platts-Mills, Marc E. Rothenberg

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Abstract

The Consortium of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases and the International Gastrointestinal Eosinophil Researchers organized a day-long symposium at the recent 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, which was coupled for the first time with the World Allergy Organization meeting to create an international platform. The symposium featured experts in many facets of eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases, including allergy, immunology, gastroenterology, pathology, and nutrition, and was a well-attended event. The basic science, genetics, cellular immunology, and clinical features of the diseases, with a focus on epithelial, eosinophil, and mast cell responses, as well as current and emerging treatment options, were reviewed. Here we briefly review some of the highlights of the material presented at the meeting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-53
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Volume142
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018

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Keywords

  • diagnosis
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • food allergy
  • treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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Spergel, J. M., Aceves, S. S., Kliewer, K., Gonsalves, N., Chehade, M., Wechsler, J. B., Groetch, M., Friedlander, J., Dellon, E. S., Book, W., Hirano, I., Muir, A. B., Cianferoni, A., Spencer, L., Liacouras, C. A., Cheng, E., Kottyan, L., Wen, T., Platts-Mills, T., & Rothenberg, M. E. (2018). New developments in patients with eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases presented at the CEGIR/TIGERS Symposium at the 2018 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Meeting. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 142(1), 48-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2018.05.005