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Gastroesophageal reflux disease

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a topic covered in the Diagnosaurus.

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Etiology

  • Relaxation or incompetence of lower esophageal sphincter
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Abnormal acid clearance (esophageal peristalsis), eg, scleroderma
  • Impaired salivation (exacerbates gastroesophageal reflux disease), eg, Sjögren’s syndrome, anticholinergics, radiation
  • Delayed gastric emptying (exacerbates gastroesophageal reflux disease), eg, gastroparesis

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Last updated: December 1, 2014

Citation

Zeiger, Roni F.. "Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Medicine Central, im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114467/2/Gastroesophageal_reflux_disease.
Zeiger RF. Gastroesophageal reflux disease. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114467/2/Gastroesophageal_reflux_disease. Accessed June 24, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Gastroesophageal reflux disease. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114467/2/Gastroesophageal_reflux_disease
Zeiger RF. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 June 24]. Available from: https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114467/2/Gastroesophageal_reflux_disease.
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