New Study Provides Hope for Families Suffering From EoE Food Allergies

EOE Food AllergiesA team of researchers have made a huge discovery in their search for the cause of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), which has become a more prevalent and pervasive food allergic condition.

On July 13, 2014, Nature Genetics published online the study team’s findings for what it describes as “a chronic inflammatory disorder associated with allergic hypersensitivity to food.”

In particular, the team of researchers conducted a “genome-wide association analysis,” looking at over “1.5 million genetic variants in EoE cases of European ancestry and subsequently in a multi-site cohort with local and out-of-study control subjects.”

The cause for EoE up until this point has been a complex and gray area. These findings are a wonderful first step toward answers for the many families who are suffering from this debilitating and confusing condition.

This breakthrough is very meaningful for my family and I as we try to narrow down the cause of some of our own daughter’s conditions. Are you or your children suffering from EoE? Have you made any of your own discoveries about what helps or hurts the condition? We’d love to hear from you.

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