Laryngopharyngeal Reflux: A State-of-the-Art Algorithm Management for Primary Care Physicians

  title={Laryngopharyngeal Reflux: A State-of-the-Art Algorithm Management for Primary Care Physicians},
  author={J{\'e}r{\^o}me Ren{\'e} Lechien and Sven Saussez and Vinciane Muls and Maria Rosaria Barillari and Carlos Miguel Chiesa-Estomba and St{\'e}phane Hans and Petros D. Karkos},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Medicine},
Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is a common disease in the general population with acute or chronic symptoms. LPR is often misdiagnosed in primary care because of the lack of typical gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms and findings on endoscopy. Depending on the physician’s specialty and experience, LPR may be over- or under-diagnosed. Management of LPR is potentially entirely feasible in primary care as long as General Practitioners (GPs) are aware of certain “red flags” that will… Expand
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