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Reflux esophagitis

Reflux esophagitis (RE) is an inflammatory lesion of the esophagus caused by the reflux of gastric and duodenal contents into the esophagus. Under endoscopy, it is manifested as the damage of esophageal mucosa, namely esophageal erosion and / or esophageal ulcer. Reflux esophagitis can occur at any age group, and the incidence rate of adults increases with age. The incidence rate in western countries is high, while incidence rate in Asia is low. This regional difference may be related to genetic and environmental factors. But the incidence rate of the world has been increasing in the past twenty years. The middle-aged and elderly, obesity, smoking, drinking and mental stress are the high incidence groups of reflux esophagitis.



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