High prevalence of dysplasia among women with SSc warrants screening for BE

The prevalence of Barrett’s esophagus was 12.8% among women with scleroderma, according to a study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.“Women with [systemic sclerosis] with BE were significantly more likely to have absent contractility with hypotensive lower esophageal sphincter findings on [high-resolution manometry],” Diana L. Snyder, MD, from the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at Mayo Clinic, and colleagues wrote. “The high prevalence and incidence of dysplasia found suggest that women with SSc should be included in the screeningRead More

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