Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs) such as eosinophilic oesophagitis are chronic digestive system disorders in which certain food proteins trigger an overproduction of eosinophils (white blood cells that help fight certain infections)
in different areas of the digestive tract.1
Symptoms include vomiting or nausea, abdominal pain or chest pain, acid reflux that does not respond to usual therapy, bloating, blood in the stool,
Your child’s doctor may be able to identify specific food proteins that cause the large number of eosinophils to be present in your child. An elimination diet may be recommended. This is where certain foods are removed from the diet to identify
which one’s cause problems. Often a stricter diet, such as an amino acid-based diet is prescribed. This is because unlike proteins, amino acids do not cause an immune response to occur.
Protein is essential for your child’s growth and development.1 The protein in EleCare® is supplied by amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, which avoids the immune response that may be occurring to the protein.