Differences in Clinical Characteristics between Patients with Endoscopy-Negative Reflux Disease and Erosive Esophagitis in Japan


OBJECTIVE:Helicobacter pylori infection and atrophic gastritis are inversely related to erosive esophagitis. Whether these factors affect the pathogenesis of endoscopy-negative reflux disease is not clear. We aimed to elucidate the differences in clinical characteristics between endoscopy-negative erosive disease and erosive esophagitis.METHODS:253 subjects… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1572-0241.2005.40966.x


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