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Eosinophilic esophagitis: manometric and pHmetric findings

DOI: 10.1590/S0004-28032012000200004

Keywords: eosinophilic esophagitis, esophageal motility disorders, gastroesophageal reflux.

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context: eosinophilic esophagitis is an entity characterized by an esophageal inflammatory infiltrate of eosinophils, manifested by dysphagia, intermittent food impactions and symptoms similar to gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), that predominantly affects young adults. there may be association of eosinophilic esophagitis with gerd, and motor abnormalities have been described. objective: the main objectives of this study are to describe the findings at esophageal manometry and ph monitoring in patients with eosinophilic esophagitis. methods: cross-sectional study of 20 patients with a diagnosis of eosinophilic esophagitis, submitted to esophageal manometry and 24h ph monitoring. were analysed the manometric changes and the presence of abnormal reflux on ph monitoring. results: twenty patients (15 men, 5 women) had a mean age of 29 years. motility disorders were found in 25% (5/20) patients with ineffective esophageal motility being the most common finding. ph monitoring revealed abnormal reflux on 25%, without any relationship with manometric findings. conclusions: manometric abnormalities were observed in 25% of patients and abnormal reflux on ph monitoring also in 25%. this study showed no relationship between abnormal reflux and the presence of manometric changes.

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