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A Decade of Hospital Discharges Related to Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Erwin, Elizabeth A.; Asti, Lindsey; Hemming, Traci; Kelleher, Kelly J.

Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition: March 2012 - Volume 54 - Issue 3 - p 427–429
doi: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e318239be75
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ABSTRACT: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a recently characterized chronic, allergic, gastrointestinal disorder. Using the Pediatric Health Information System, we report trends in diagnostic codes related to EoE in inpatients from 1999 through 2010. Esophagitis not elsewhere classifiable, EoE, and dysphagia have increased over time. Similar to other allergic disorders, EoE appears to be increasing across the United States.

Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Elizabeth A. Erwin, MD, Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 700 Children's Dr, Columbus, OH 43205 (e-mail: Elizabeth.Erwin@nationwidechildrens.org).

Received 12 May, 2011

Accepted 26 September, 2011

The present study received funding from National Institutes of Health grant K23 AI-059317.

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

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