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esophagitis

 [ĕ-sof″ah-ji´tis]
inflammation of the esophagus.
peptic esophagitis (reflux esophagitis) a chronic, potentially life-threatening disease manifested by the various sequelae associated with reflux of the stomach and duodenal contents into the esophagus (gastroesophageal reflux); it is often accompanied by heartburn and regurgitation, although not all patients with those symptoms have pathologic changes. It may occur as a primary condition or be associated with other diseases such as hiatal hernia.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

e·soph·a·gi·tis

(ĕ-sof-ă-jī'tis),
Inflammation of the esophagus.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

esophagitis

(ĭ-sŏf′ə-jī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the esophagus.
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esophagitis

GI disease Inflammation of the esophagus, primarily affecting the mucosa. See Candidia esophagitis, CMV esophagitis, Herpes esophagitis.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

e·soph·a·gi·tis

(ĕ-sof'ă-jī'tis)
Inflammation of the esophagus.
Synonym(s): oesophagitis.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Esophagitis

Inflammation of the esophagus.
Mentioned in: Heartburn
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

e·soph·a·gi·tis

(ĕ-sof'ă-jī'tis)
Inflammation of the esophagus.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about esophagitis

Q. What Are the Symptoms of Esophagitis? I have a sore throat and a heartburn for a long time. Could this be Esophagitis?

A. Esophagitis is a general term for any inflammation, irritation, or swelling of the esophagus, the tube that leads from the back of the mouth to the stomach.

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Reflux esophagitis was seen in 7.3% of the patients with Los Angeles Class B being the commonest (3%).
Differential diagnosis of EoE and GERD, achalasia, Crohn disease, hypereosinophilic syndrome, pill esophagitis or infectious esophagitis is important [12].
The Prevalence of Erosive Esophagitis Is Not Significantly Increased in a Healthy Korean Population - Could It Be Explained?: A Multi-center Prospective Study.
Eosinophilic esophagitis in children and adults: a systematic review and consensus recommendations for diagnosis and treatment.
The FLUTE study is part of Adare Pharmaceuticals HARMONY Clinical Trial programme, which is focused on the development of APT-1011 in eosinophilic esophagitis in adults, adolescents and children.
Imaging esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) from 2010 and 2014 revealed a 5 cm hiatal hernia and an area at 34 cm of suspected Barrett's esophagitis. His most recent EGD, in April 2017, revealed no suspicion of Barrett's but a 7 cm hiatal hernia and distal esophageal ulcerations at 28-31 cm.
"We think this has great implications for the way we treat, screen and manage celiac disease as well as eosinophilic esophagitis."
Figure 1 shows a logistic regression of probability of esophagitis grade 1 and 2 versus MED calculated based on the regression models (p=0.005 and p=0.18 for esophagitis grade 1 and grade 2 respectively).
"Through this grant, I hope to better understand which patients might benefit from PPI therapy, and therefore reduce some of the trial and error treatment approaches we currently follow in eosinophilic esophagitis. This project will help pave the way for personalized medicine for patients suffering from EoE."
Hirano, "Eosinophilic esophagitis: updated consensus recommendations for children and adults," The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, vol.
The above approval was made based on the results of a double-blind controlled Phase III clinical study conducted in Japan, in which the efficacy and safety of twice-daily dosing of Pariet 10 mg Tablets were evaluated against once-daily dosing of Pariet 10 mg Tablets in patients with reflux esophagitis who had inadequate response to existing treatment with proton pump inhibitors.