Over the last decade, an unprecedented number of allergic patients have presented to Cincinnati Children’s with recurrent gastrointestinal complaints and are eventually diagnosed with an eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder (EGID). This coincides with a flurry of articles published on these diseases. Accordingly, a multi-disciplinary team of health care providers (including allergists, gastroenterologists, pathologists, research scientists, biostatisticians, epidemiologists and nutritionists) collaborated to found the Cincinnati Center for Eosinophilic Disorders (CCED)
. By working together in synergy, this team aims to understand the pathogenesis and best treatment strategy for EGID.
The CCED currently sees 3 to 5 new patients per week and has become an international leader in caring for these patients and researching these diseases. The CCED receives a growing number of domestic and international patients. In fact, the CCED has not only become a regional referral center, but also a center where patients are being referred to from all over the world. The CCED has seen patients from Canada, Australia, Europe, Israel and China, among other countries. Accordingly, the CCED receives daily inquiries from patients that are interested in coming to Cincinnati Children's for evaluation and treatment of their chronic medical problems. Several families have even moved to the region because of the quality care that the CCED provides.