oesophagitis


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Related to oesophagitis: Reflux oesophagitis, hiatus hernia

oesophagitis

e·soph·a·gi·tis

(ĕ-sof'ă-jī'tis)
Inflammation of the esophagus.
Synonym(s): oesophagitis.

oesophagitis

Inflammation of the gullet (OESOPHAGUS). The commonest cause is reflux of acid into the oesophagus from the stomach (reflux oesophagitis).

e·soph·a·gi·tis

(ĕ-sof'ă-jī'tis)
Inflammation of the esophagus.

Patient discussion about oesophagitis

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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However, it's not mandatory that all patients of acid reflux or oesophagitis will develop Barrett's oesophagus too as it happens only in extreme cases.
Characterization of the inflammatory infiltrate in peptic oesophagitis.
The endoscopic appearance of herpes simplex virus (HSV) oesophagitis is that of a diffuse erosive oesophagitis or multiple, small, well-circumscribed, superficial ulcerations (Figure 3) [14].
Kawamura et al (62) treated 88 Japanese patients suffering from erosive reflux oesophagitis with 30 mg LPZ (qd) for 8 wk and observed 77, 95 and 100 per cent cure rates in normal homozygotes, heterozygotes and mutant homozygotes, respectively, suggesting that CYP2C19 genotypes influence the therapeutic outcome.
Local B cells and IgE production in the oesophageal mucosa in eosinophilic oesophagitis.
She said: "My verdict is he died as a result of the toxic effects of prescribed medication methadone, diazepam and amitriptyline on a background of hiatus hernia and oesophagitis.
Cytomegalovirus oesophagitis is less frequently seen.
Without treatment, one in ten infants can develop complications such as weight loss, dehydration and oesophagitis.
EOSINOPHILIC oesophagitis (also known as EE) is a disease characterised by swelling of the oesophagus (the part of the body connecting the throat and the stomach) caused by an allergic white blood cell, the eosinophil.
An upper GI endoscopy revealed oesophagitis for which he was commenced on a proton pump inhibitor.
Complications include nausea, vomiting, oesophagitis, band erosion, pouch dilatation, leakage from the balloon and oesophageal dilatation.
Eosinophilic oesophagitis and coeliac disease: is there an association?