• Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic for Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis Patients

      Kewalramani, Anupama; Waddell, Jaylyn; Puppa, Elaine Leonard (Elsevier Inc., 2021-06-20)
      Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic disease in which patients require long-term therapy and management by Gastroenterologists and Allergists/Immunologists1 , 2. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic led to a shift in how physicians treat patients with increasing reliance on telemedicine (TM). As cases of COVID-19 surged in the United States and the world, TM became a mainstay of care. Even with declines in cases and medical practices having in-person (IP) visits, recommendations were made to continue TM, especially for those with lower acuity diseases such as EoE3. We are unaware of any published studies evaluating TM in the care of EoE patients. We assessed the utility of TM in the care of pediatric EoE patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.