Information about GERD Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment options, and GERD Medication
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)


Los Angeles Classification of Esophagitis *


Grade A Mucosal break < 5 mm in length

Grade B Mucosal break > 5mm

Grade C Mucosal break continuous between > 2 mucosal folds

Grade D Mucosal break > 75% of esophageal circumference

* Lund ell L, Dent J, Bennett J, et al. Endoscopic assessment of esophagitis: clinical and functional correlates and further validation of Los Angeles classification. Gut 1999; 45:172-80






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