Disordered Motor Activity of the Esophagus in Sclerodermic Patients with Gastroesophageal Reflux and Duodenogastric Reflux: pH-Manometric Study

  • N. Di Martino
  • G. Amato
  • L. Feil
  • G. Izzo
  • V. Maffettone
  • A. Cosenza
  • F. Donati
  • A. Del Genio
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Abstract

The term sclerodermia was proposed by Gintrac in 1847 [20], but the first clinical description of the disease is due to a neapolitan physician Carlo Curzio in 1753. Nowadays this term is mostly used to indicate the cutaneous localization of the disease [35]. Cases of generalized disease are usually referred to as systemic sclerosis [39]. According to Matheas [33], the use of the expression progressive systemic sclerosis, (PSS), which has pleased Anglo-Saxon authors so much [24], is not justified, since the disease course is very lengthy in most cases.

Keywords

Tria Abate Esophagitis Dermatol Rheumatol 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Di Martino
    • 1
  • G. Amato
    • 1
  • L. Feil
    • 1
  • G. Izzo
    • 1
  • V. Maffettone
    • 1
  • A. Cosenza
    • 1
  • F. Donati
    • 1
  • A. Del Genio
    • 1
  1. 1.Gastrointestinal Surgery Unit, Institute of General Surgery and Surgical Therapy, 1st Faculty of Medicine and SurgeryUniversity of NaplesNaplesItaly

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