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October 1985

Respiratory Complications of Gastroesophageal Reflux

Author Affiliations

From the Section on Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC. Dr Barish is now with Wake Internal Medicine Consultants, Raleigh, NC.

Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(10):1882-1888. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360100152025

• Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and its many manifestations are extremely common problems. The pulmonary manifestations are the least well understood and are often unrecognized. We reviewed the available literature on the subject of respiratory tract symptoms secondary to chronic GER in an attempt to promote wider recognition of this relationship. We hope that this review will call attention to the potential importance of GER in those patients in whom such a mechanism might be responsible for pulmonary symptoms.

(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:1882-1888)