Sustained Remission of Eosinophilic Esophagitis Following Discontinuation of Dietary Elimination in Children

Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Jan;18(1):249-251.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2019.03.008. Epub 2019 Mar 15.


Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), when left untreated, may progress from an inflammatory to a fibrostenotic phenotype. Inflammation generally recurs after treatment withdrawal. Thus, long-term treatment has been recommended. Here, we describe a cohort of children with EoE who achieved clinical and histologic remission with elimination diets, and maintained sustained untreated remission (SUR) despite re-introduction of all eliminated food allergens.

Publication types

  • Letter
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Allergens / adverse effects*
  • Child
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis / diet therapy*
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis / etiology
  • Food / adverse effects*
  • Food Hypersensitivity / complications
  • Food Hypersensitivity / diet therapy*
  • Humans
  • Remission Induction
  • Withholding Treatment*


  • Allergens