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Elimination diets in the management of eosinophilic esophagitis

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Asthma and Allergy, May 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#36 of 130)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (79th percentile)

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1 Google+ user


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Elimination diets in the management of eosinophilic esophagitis
Published in
Journal of Asthma and Allergy, May 2014
DOI 10.2147/jaa.s47243
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Amir Kagalwalla, Joshua Wechsler, Sally Schwartz, Katie Amsden, Joshua B Wechsler, Amir F Kagalwalla


Eosinophilic esophagitis, an increasingly recognized chronic inflammatory disorder isolated to the esophagus, is triggered by an abnormal allergic response to dietary antigens. Current treatment includes swallowed topical steroids and dietary modification, which aim to resolve symptoms and prevent long-term complications such as formation of strictures. The dietary approach has become more widely accepted because long-term steroid therapy is associated with potential risks. Dietary treatment includes elemental and elimination diets. An exclusive elemental diet, which requires replacement of all intact protein with amino acid-based formula, offers the best response of all available therapies, with remission in up to 96% of subjects proving it to be superior to all other available therapies including topical steroids. However, compliance with this approach is challenging because of poor taste and monotony. The high cost of formula and the associated psychosocial problems are additional drawbacks of this approach. Empiric and allergy test-directed elimination diets have gained popularity given that elimination of a limited number of foods is much easier and as such is more readily acceptable. There is a growing body of literature supporting this type of therapy in both children and adults. This paper reviews the evidence for all types of dietary therapy in eosinophilic esophagitis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 61 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 14 22%
Student > Master 11 17%
Other 9 14%
Student > Postgraduate 7 11%
Student > Bachelor 5 8%
Other 12 19%
Unknown 5 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 38 60%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 2%
Other 2 3%
Unknown 9 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 August 2017.
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