The Prevalence of Biopsy-Proven Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Hispanics Undergoing Endoscopy Is Infrequent Compared to Caucasians: A Cross-Sectional Study.
Department of Gastroenterology, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, TX, USA.
Department of Gastroenterology, Keck Medical Center of USC, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Department of Gastroenterology, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, TX, USA. [email protected]
Division of Gastroenterology, Center for Neurogastroenterology and GI Motility, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 4800 Alberta Avenue, El Paso, TX, 79905, USA. [email protected]
- Published Article
Digestive Diseases and Sciences
- Publication Date
Dec 01, 2017
Hispanic patients at LAC and UMHCEP had a significantly lower prevalence of EOE as compared to Caucasians at these two institutions and a lower prevalence as compared to Caucasians with EOE previously reported in the literature. Gene expression analysis, which has previously been shown to accurately diagnose EOE in Caucasian patients, accurately diagnosed EOE in a small sample of this Hispanic population. Based on this similar gene expression, other factors such as environmental, ethnic, and cultural causes should be investigated to explain the markedly lower prevalence of EOE in Hispanics.
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