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Characteristics and Inflammatory Markers in Children With Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

Study Purpose

Single center observational and specimen banking study for children with eosinophilic esophagitis EoE to gauge natural history and inflammatory markers

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

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Study Type

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Eligible Ages 1 Year - 65 Years
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • - Have a known EoE diagnosis.
  • - Complain of dysphagia, vomiting, or abdominal pain, especially if recalcitrant to acid blocking therapy (but does not have to be recalcitrant to acid blocking medications) - Present with food impaction.
  • - Present with esophageal stricture.
  • - Have characteristic endoscopic findings of EoE of pallor, linear furrows, lichenification, white plaques, or concentric rings.

Exclusion Criteria:

- None

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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Lead Sponsor

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University of California, San Diego
Principal Investigator

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Principal Investigator Affiliation N/A
Agency Class

Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.

Other, NIH
Overall Status Recruiting
Countries United States

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Additional Details

Participants with a diagnosis of EoE are recruited from Rady Children's Hospital Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders (EGID) during routine clinic and/or endoscopy visits. Medical information including clinical symptoms, endoscopy, histopathology, medical and surgical history, lab and imaging findings, are entered into a UCSD database at each clinic or endoscopy visit. Blood and biopsy specimens are procured and utilized for analysis of inflammatory molecules and for isolation of structural cells. This protocol continues our clinical database and sample collection in children with EoE. The database provides a cohort of EoE patients for studies of natural history, therapeutic response, and disease progression. In a relatively new disease of increasing incidence, these studies will provide information on disease progression and the clinical characteristics of patients who have varying disease phenotypes as well as the associations between clinical phenotypes, molecular changes, and disease course. The procurement and storage of tissue, cells, and serum samples provides a repository for studies of EoE-related molecules and peripheral markers in clinically phenotyped patients. In addition, the study of these esophageal cells will provide an in vitro model system for assessing the molecular mechanisms of disease pathogenesis in EoE.

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Rady Children's Hospital San Diego, San Diego, California




Rady Children's Hospital San Diego

San Diego, California, 92123

Site Contact

Kira Chaiboonma, BS


858-966-1700 #226884

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