The causes of esophagitis are usually given as follows:
Irritative (mechanical, thermal and chemical irritants, including alcohol and tobacco).
Specific (syphilis, tuberculosis, actinomycosis).
Secondary as a complication of (a) cardiospasm, (b) diverticula or (c) neoplasms.
Recently I have observed some patients with a type of esophagitis that does not seem to fit into this classification. The features of these cases are so distinctive as to impress one with the probability that they form a separate clinical entity. They are, therefore, presented for consideration.
REPORT OF CASES
S. P., a man, aged 77, for three years had complained of typical symptoms of duodenal ulcer; viz., late hunger pains, some nausea and sour vomiting. He presented a deformed duodenal bulb radiographically. This attack was relieved by a Sippy regimen. Three months later the symptoms of duodenal ulcer returned. In addition he complained of dysphagia with lower substernal
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