Managing Eosinophilic Oesophagitis (EoE)

Managing Eosinophilic Oesophagitis (EoE)

Dr Vicki McWilliam – Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian and researcher – Managing Eosinophilic Oesophagitis (EoE) as part of our Feeding my child with food allergy webinar series.

Have you heard of EoE or Eosinophilic Oesophagitis? Join Vicki as she discusses EoE as part of our webinar series.

Eosinophilic Oesophagitis (EoE) is an allergic condition affecting the oesophagus, the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. In EoE, allergy cells (called eosinophils) cause the lining of the oesophagus to become inflamed and swollen. EoE is estimated to affect around 1 in 1000 people (children and adults) and appears to be becoming more common.

In this webinar Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian Dr Vicki McWilliam outlines some EoE basics and provides some helpful information to assist with management of EoE. Vicki also shares information on how to make sure your child’s nutritional needs are met.

Webinar recorded: Tuesday 23 March 2021

EoE Q&A Webinar - Full webinar

How do I explain to someone within the medical profession not used to EoE that even vegetables outside the top of height and trigger the EoE as well as the environment?

When reintroducing foods after a long period of time, maybe after years of elemental formula, how long do you try each new food for and in what quantity? Does that vary from person to person, or dietitian to dietitian or clinician or clinician?

Are you finding EoE patients with co-morbid multiple IgE allergies and not outgrowing them into adulthood? Have we got any data to suggest that those with IgE allergies are less likely to outgrow the EoE?

If you are breastfeeding a child who has EoE to cow’s milk, should Mum also remove cow’s milk from her diet?

If you’re using an amino acid formula is a calcium supplement still required for a child?

Can EoE be cured? And if you’re currently on a PPI will this mean you need to be on the medication for life?

Is lactose in medication a problem for those excluding dairy?


About Dr Vicki McWilliam…

Dr Vicki McWilliam

Dr Vicki McWilliam is a clinical dietitian and researcher at the Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Children Research Institute in Melbourne Australia. Vicki is a member of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and a past chair of the Dietitians Committee. She is a member of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical immunology (EAACI) and an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian member of the Dietitians Australia (DA).

Vicki’s expertise in food allergy sees her involved in clinical management of families with food allergy, teaching and training, resource development and food allergy management within foodservice. She has presented her research at several national and international conferences and has numerous peer reviewed publications. She also has a private clinic at MACCS Medical Group in Melbourne.

Vicki’s research interest is developing and initiating clinical trials that aim to improve food allergy management and treatment for patients and families.  

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