esophagitis


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e·soph·a·gi·tis

 (ĭ-sŏf′ə-jī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the esophagus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.esophagitis - inflammation of the esophagus; often caused by gastroesophageal reflux
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
Translations
esofagitida

e·soph·a·gi·tis

n. esofagitis, infl. del esófago.

esophagitis

n esofagitis f; erosive — esofagitis erosiva; reflux — esofagitis por reflujo
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Eosinophilic esophagitis in children: immunopathological analysis and response to suticasone propionate.
Scientists have identified a region of a human chromosome that is associated with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a recently recognized allergic disease.
Gastroesophageal reflux might cause esophagitis through a cytokine-mediated mechanism rather than caustic acid injury.
Esophageal biopsy demonstrated up to 80 eosinophils per highpower field (hpf), a finding that is consistent with eosinophilic esophagitis (figure 2).
to treat pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis, or EoE.
Kapidex (dexlansoprazole), now available in pharmacies nationwide, is a delayed-release oral capsule for the once-dally treatment of heartburn from symptomatic nonerosive gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the healing of erosive esophagitis and the maintenance of healed erosive esophagitis, according to Takeda, which also makes Prevacid (lansoprazole).
GERD has become increasingly common in children, and, if left untreated, can lead to potentially serious complications such as erosive esophagitis," said Mark A.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in pediatric patients aged 12 years and up for the treatment of endoscopically diagnosed esophagitis, including erosive and ulcerative esophagitis and associated heartburn due to GERD.
Treating elderly patients with pantoprazole (Protonix) after resolution of acute esophagitis results in fewer relapses than with placebo (SOR: B, double-blind RCT).
She suffers from the rare illness eosinophilic esophagitis, which means her body has a violent reaction against dairy products.
Aerobic activity also decreases lower esophageal sphincter pressure, increasing risk of erosive esophagitis.