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The association of oesophagitis with disease in the stomach and duodenum.
  1. M. C. Bateson,
  2. I. A. Bouchier


    The records of all upper digestive endoscopies performed in one year in the Clinical Measurement Department of a teaching hospital serving a population of 250 000 were reviewed; 25% of patients had oesophagitis, which was usually associated with other significant findings such as peptic ulcer and gastroduodenal erosions. Only about 1 in 6 patients with oesophagitis had an endoscopically identified hiatus hernia. Oesophagitis was associated with gastric acid hypersecretion in both men and women.

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