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[mass noun] Inflammation of the oesophagus.
- ‘Failure of this mechanism is one cause of the sensation known as heartburn, and if persistent leads to chronic inflammation: oesophagitis.’
- ‘Patients with predominant epigastric pain without peptic ulcer disease or oesophagitis have functional dyspepsia.’
- ‘Side effects include damage to surrounding organs, which can lead to significant morbidity from esophagitis and pneumonitis.’
- ‘All trials used validated dyspepsia questionnaires and excluded patients with confirmed peptic ulcer disease or oesophagitis before enrolment.’
- ‘Complications seen in a hiatal hernia include aspiration pneumonia and peptic esophagitis with stricture.’
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