Erosive Esophagitis in Asymptomatic Subjects: Risk Factors

@article{Wang2009ErosiveEI,
  title={Erosive Esophagitis in Asymptomatic Subjects: Risk Factors},
  author={Fu-wei Wang and Ming-Shium Tu and H Y Chuang and Hsien-Chung Yu and Lung-Chih Cheng and P T Hsu},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={55},
  pages={1320-1324}
}
Asymptomatic erosive esophagitis is a common yet rarely reported disease. The purpose of this study is to investigate the prevalence of asymptomatic erosive esophagitis and to identify the risk factors for this disease. In this study, we investigated 572 asymptomatic subjects undergoing health check-ups after upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. The severity of esophagitis was evaluated by the Los Angeles classification, and the independent risk factors for asymptomatic esophagitis were analyzed… CONTINUE READING

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