Title: Gastro-oesophageal reflux as etiological factor of laryngitis
- Maria Janiak, Andrzej Kryszewski, Grażyna Urbańska, Czesław Stankiewicz
- Original articles
- Polish Gastroenterology
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- GERD, chronic laryngitis
Introduction: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) may manifest, besides typical complaints such as py-rosis, dysphagia or regurgitation, also with otolaryngological symptoms(recurrent hoarseness, secretion in the mouth, persistent cough).
Aim: Evaluation of the significance of different methods in the diagnosis of GERD in patients with chronić hoarseness.
Material and methods: 28 patients (17-40 years) treated without improvement because of chronić hoarseness were examined. Besides laryngological and complete foniatric examination, oesophagogastroscopy with bio-psy and histopathological examination and 24-hour pH-metry were performed.
Results: Acid reflux was observed in 86% of patients, and in 58% endoscopic changes were demonstrated.