Carditis: a manifestation of gastroesophageal reflux disease.

  title={Carditis: a manifestation of gastroesophageal reflux disease.},
  author={Roger Der and Denise D Tsao-Wei and Tom R. Demeester and Jeffrey H. Peters and Susan Groshen and Reginald V. N. Lord and Parakrama T. Chandrasoma},
  journal={The American journal of surgical pathology},
  volume={25 2},
This series consists of 141 patients in whom cardiac mucosa (CM) was present in biopsy samples from the gastroesophageal junctional region. Inflammation of CM, irrespective of its exact anatomic location, was defined as carditis and classified as acute or chronic based on the number of inflammatory cells present. In all cases, CM showed significant chronic inflammation. One hundred and eleven (79%) of the 141 patients with carditis showed no evidence of gastritis in biopsy samples from the… CONTINUE READING


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