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Risk Factors Predictive of Barrett's Esophagus

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Gastroenterology

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Description:

Some patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) develop Barrett's esophagus, which involves a specialized intestinal metaplasia of the esophageal mucosa and an associated risk for adenocarcinoma. A patient at risk for Barrett's esophagus may benefit from diagnostic procedures with careful followup. The authors are from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

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