What is included in the long-term monitoring of esophagitis?

Updated: May 02, 2019
  • Author: Deepika Devuni, MBBS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The patient should receive follow-up care from his or her primary care provider. Refer the patient for endoscopy in the presence of suspected complications such as strictures, minor bleeding not requiring admission, and failure of medical therapy.

Medical, surgical, and endoscopic treatments are available for patients with erosive esophagitis caused by chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has produced a comparative review of the efficacy and safety of these treatments. [62]


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