EM1902G "Texas BBQ with a side of glucagon: The Ins and Outs of Eosinophilic Esophagitis" (IM GR-021519)
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic condition with increasing prevalence worldwide that requires timely detection and treatment to avoid stenosis in the esophagus. Appropriate management of his disease requires awareness and coordination among primary care providers, gastroenterologists, allergists, pathologists and nutritionists. This presentation reviews the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic criteria, and management of eosinophilic esophagitis.
UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.
At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
- Understand the definition, and epidemiology of EoE
- Recognize pathophysiology, clinical presentation, endoscopic and histologic features of EoE
- Outline treatment options in adult patients with EoE including medications, dietary therapy and endoscopic
Sravanya Gavini, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases
Dr. Sravanya Gavini is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases at UTSW. She received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She trained in Gastroenterology at The Brigham and Women’s Hospital and also received a Masters in Public Health from Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health. Upon completion of her training, Dr. Gavini moved to Dallas in 2015 to join the faculty at UT Southwestern. Her research and clinical interests include esophageal disorders such as GERD with extraintestinal manifestations of GERD particularly in patients undergoing lung transplant, Eosinophilic esophagitis, and esophageal motility disorders.
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