What are the histologic findings in pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?

Updated: Mar 14, 2019
  • Author: Steven M Schwarz, MD, FAAP, FACN, AGAF; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Histologic signs of peptic esophagitis include basal cell hyperplasia, extended papillae, and mucosal eosinophils. The number of mucosal eosinophils may be important because finding more than 20 per high-powered field (hpf) has been associated with eosinophilic (allergic) esophagitis rather than with peptic esophagitis.

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