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Prevalence, clinical manifestations and endoscopic features of eosinophilic esophagitis: A pathological review in China.
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PMID:  22624553     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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OBJECTIVE:   We aimed to determine the prevalence of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and define its clinical and endoscopic characteristics in Chinese patients.
METHODS:   Esophageal specimens obtained from January 2006 to December 2010 in the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University were reviewed, and the data on clinical characteristics and endoscopic findings of patients were obtained. Patients with eosinophils ≥15 per high power field (HPF) were identified as having EoE.
RESULTS:   A total of 12 patients met the criteria for EoE, establishing a prevalence of 0.34%. These patients presented with dysphagia (4/12, 33.3%), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)-like symptoms (3/12, 25.0%), abdominal pain (3/12, 25.0%) and others (2/12, 16.7%). The most common endoscopic finding was plaques (5/12, 41.7%), and other findings were irregular Z-line (2/12, 16.7%), erosive esophagitis (2/12, 16.7%), white exudates (1/12, 8.3%), linear furrows (1/12, 8.3%), Schatzki ring (1/12, 8.3%), ulcers (1/12, 8.3%) and erythema (1/12, 8.3%).
CONCLUSIONS:   The prevalence of EoE was 0.34% in our patients. Clinicians should pay attention to patients manifested with dysphagia and GERD-like symptomes with endosopic findings of white exudates, plaques, Schatzki ring and linear furrows.
Authors:
Yi Nan Shi; Shi Jun Sun; Li Shou Xiong; Qing Hua Cao; Yi Cui; Min Hu Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of digestive diseases     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1751-2980     ISO Abbreviation:  J Dig Dis     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101302699     Medline TA:  J Dig Dis     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  304-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University. Journal of Digestive Diseases © 2012 Chinese Medical Association Shanghai Branch, Chinese Society of Gastroenterology, Renji Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine and Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
Affiliation:
Department of Gastroenterology Pathology Endoscopy, First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou Department of Pathology, Sun Yat-sen University affiliated Zhongshan Hospital, Zhongshan, Guangdong Province, China.
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