Endoscopic Assessment of Eosinophilic Gastritis

I Hirano et al. Am J Gastroenterol 2022; 117: 413-423. Prospective Endoscopic Activity Assessment for Eosinophilic Gastritis in a Multisite Cohort Thanks to Ben Gold for this reference.

Methods: Endoscopic features were prospectively recorded (n=65) using a system specifically developed for EG, the EG Endoscopic Reference System (EG-REFS)

Key findings:

  • The most common endoscopic findings were erythema (72%), raised lesions (49%), erosions (46%), and granularity (35%); only 8% of patients with active histology (≥30 eosinophils/high-power field) exhibited no endoscopic findings
  • A strong correlation between EG-REFS scores and physician global assessment of endoscopy severity was demonstrated (Spearman r = 0.84, P < 0.0001)
  • EG-REFS severity was significantly correlated with active histology, defined by a threshold of ≥30 eosinophils/high-power field (P = 0.0002).

My take: This reference has a ton of terrific pictures (48 for Figure 1) which showcase the wide variety of endoscopic findings (unfortunately these are behind a paywall). Overall, the study lays the groundwork for scoring the severity of EG and for serial assessments.

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