Steroids in pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis

Emily M. Contreras, Sandeep K. Gupta

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Swallowed fluticasone and oral viscous budesonide are effective first-line therapies for eosinophilic esophagitis in children. Side effects are minimal without evidence of Cushing syndrome, as seen in treatment with systemic corticosteroids. New studies on alternative delivery systems and different corticosteroids (eg, ciclesonide) are encouraging. As knowledge of corticosteroids in eosinophilic esophagitis expands, newer questions continue to arise concerning dose, delivery, and choice of corticosteroids; long-term adverse effects; and maintenance therapies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-356
Number of pages12
JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2014


  • Budesonide
  • Children
  • Ciclesonide
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Fluticasone
  • Steroids
  • Topical steroids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Medicine(all)

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