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The natural history and complications of eosinophilic esophagitis

Straumann, Alex. (2008) The natural history and complications of eosinophilic esophagitis. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America, Vol. 18. pp. 99-118.

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Abstract

Eosinophilic esophagitis is a chronic disease limited to the esophagus and has a persistent or spontaneously fluctuating course. So far it does not seem to limit life expectancy, but it often substantially impairs the quality of life. To date, there has been no association with malignant conditions, but there is concern that the chronic, uncontrolled inflammation will evoke irreversible structural alterations of the esophagus, leading to tissue fibrosis, stricture formation, and impaired function. This esophageal remodeling may result in several disease-inherent and procedure-related complications.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Gastroenterologie
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Gastroenterologie
UniBasel Contributors:Straumann, Alex
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Further Journal Contribution
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Publisher:Elsevier
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal item
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