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Preterm delivery and NICU admission are associated with the development of eosinophilic oesophagitis

Presented By
Dr Kurt Gencer, Aarhus University, Denmark
Presented by
Kurt Gencer Aarhus University
Conference
DDW 2022
Doi
https://doi.org/10.55788/177437a0
A nationwide, population, and registry-based case-control study showed that perinatal factors, specifically preterm delivery and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admission, are associated with an increased risk of eosinophilic oesophagitis. The strongest association was seen between the gestational age and the development of eosinophilic oesophagitis. According to prior studies, early life exposure is a factor that increases the risk of developing eosinophilic oesophagitis yet the results of most of these studies are limited by recall bias. The current study was conducted to investigate the association between a selected number of perinatal factors with the development of eosinophilic oesophagitis, using registry-based data from the nationwide Denmark cohort [1]. In the large, case-control study presented by Dr Kurt Gencer (Aarhus University, Denmark), 393 cases of neonates with eosinophilic oesophagitis and 3,659 age- and sex-matched controls we...


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