Cincinnati Center for Eosinophilic Disorders

  • For Healthcare Professionals

    The Cincinnati Center for Eosinophilic Disorders brings together experts in allergy / immunology, gastroenterology, social work, nutrition and pathology to evaluate, treat and study these chronic medical problems in children. To help patients and families affected by eosinophilic disorders, our team offers a number of services.

    Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Diagnostic Criteria and Recommendations

    The first consensus recommendations for eosinophilic esophagitis were derived from the first symposium held by The International Gastrointestinal Eosinophil Researchers (TIGER), which was comprised of several members of the CCED faculty. These guidelines were published in 2007 as Eosinophilic esophagitis in children and adults: a systematic review and consensus recommendations for diagnosis and treatment.

    These original consensus guidelines for eosinophilic esophagitis were reviewed and updated in 2011 and published as Eosinophilic esophagitis: updated consensus recommendations for children and adults, with several members of the CCED faculty contributing in this endeavor.

    Initial Evaluation at the CCED

    The patient’s initial evaluation may take four to five days, depending on the needs of the patient. Our office will facilitate gathering medical history and information, determine the needed specialists for care and schedule the evaluations.

  • What the Week Looks Like

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    Monday

    Gastroenterology (GI) clinic visit with endoscopic procedure.

    Tuesday

    Allergy/ Immunology workup and a visit with our social worker.

    Wednesday

    Eosinophilic education seminar with optional research lab tour (10-11:30 am).

    Thursday

    Follow-up GI clinic visit to review findings and develop a treatment plan.

    Friday

    Patch tests reading (if applicable).

    Management of the condition occurs through the center. A detailed assessment is provided, including recommendations for disease management and treatment.

    Reports are provided to the patient and local physicians. The care team will also provide advice on quality-of-life issues, strategies for dealing with school and social events and educational materials that families can use with school or caregivers. We also work closely with several patient advocacy groups.


 
  • Make a Referral

    Our specialists treat and manage all forms of eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders as well as other eosinophilic-related syndromes such as hypereosinophilic disorder (HES). Our patients are from around the country and world. 

    If you have a patient whom you would like to refer to our center, contact us:

    Phone:
    513-636-2233 (CCED), option 1
    1-800-344-2462, ext. 6-2233, option 1

    Email: cced@cchmc.org

    Our intake coordinator will help you with the process and work with your patient closely to assist in making an appointment.

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