Is There any Association Between Passive Smoking and Esophagitis in Pediatrics?

  title={Is There any Association Between Passive Smoking and Esophagitis in Pediatrics?},
  author={Maryam Monajemzadeh and Mohammad-Taghi Haghi-Ashtiani and Roohallah Soleymani and Sedigheh Shams and Shayandokht Taleb and Farzaneh Motamed and M. Rasool Najafi and Ata Abbasi},
  booktitle={Iranian journal of pediatrics},
OBJECTIVE Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) is one of the major factors of predisposing children to develop several hazardous health problems. We decided to investigate the association between nicotinine, one of the nicotine metabolites and esophagitis in children with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). METHODS In a case control study 46 children suffering from esophagitis referred to endoscopy ward were recruited. The control group consisted of 45 healthy children. Urine… CONTINUE READING

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