The Dallas Eosinophilic GI Diseases and Esophagitis Program (DEEP) provides leading-edge, multidisciplinary care for children with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and other eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs).
A newly-defined condition, EoE is characterized by chronic inflammation of the esophagus that can make it difficult for your child to swallow foods. The condition can lead to narrowing – and even scarring – of the esophagus over time. If left untreated, it negatively impacts normal growth because of feeding issues.
J Belle’s family thought she had GERD as a baby but didn’t give up when she wasn’t getting better. Connecting with the DEEP team at Children’s Health meant the family finally arrived at a diagnosis of EoE and more importantly, a plan to treat it.
“Not many places have a dedicated EoE practice,” said her dad. “That’s one of the blessings of Children’s.”