ausEE Inc Virtual Show 2021: Epidemiology of EGIDs – Professor Evan S. Dellon

This talk reviews the epidemiology of eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases (EGIDs). It first discusses in general how epidemiology can and has been applied to EGIDs, including characterization of the number of cases and trends in the number of cases, description of the natural history of disease, and investigation of risk factors. Next, it reviews the available data on the epidemiology of the non-EoE EGIDs. Then, it reviews the data on the epidemiology of EoE, which is more extensive than for the non-EoE EGIDs. These data include patient characteristics, incidence and prevalence, and risk factors (which can help to increase the understanding of why EoE may be increasing).

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Evan S. Dellon

Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill. He performed a clinical and a research fellowship in Adult Gastroenterology at UNC, during which he also received a Masters of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from the UNC School of Public Health. Dr. Dellon is currently the Director of the UNC Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing (CEDAS) and serves as an Associate Editor for Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. His main research interest is in the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and the eosinophilic GI diseases (EGIDs). The goal of his research is to improve the lives of patients with EoE and EGIDs by learning how to better diagnose, treat, and monitor the condition.

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