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Posted by: Barbara | 2007/03/15

What is Barratts disease?

My grandson has been suffering from Asthma for a number of years and we've just been told he might be suffering from Barrats' disease, after having had a scope.

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Dear Barbara
Barret's esophagitis is caused by stomach acid pushing back into the esophagus, burning it and causing inflammation and sometimes narrowing of the esophagus. It can be a warning that the patient will be prone to get esophagus cancer. This could also be the root of the asthma problem by the way!
See http://www.surgeon.co.za/B_PatCnr_002_Stomach.asp
http://www.mediclinic.co.za/Medfiles/docs/pdf/1035.pdf

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