Comparative dietary therapy effectiveness in remission of pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis

The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 05/01/2012

All 3 dietary therapies are effective; however, an elemental diet is superior at inducing histologic remission compared with 6–food elimination and skin test–directed diets. Notably, an empiric 6–food elimination diet is as effective as a skin test–directed diet. The negative predictive values of foods most commonly reintroduced in single–food challenges are not sufficient to support the development of dietary advancement plans solely based on skin test results.

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