Are idiopathic and chagasic achalasia two different diseases?

Are idiopathic and chagasic achalasia two different diseases?

Autor Herbella, FAM Google Scholar
Oliveira, DRCF Google Scholar
Del Grande, J. C. Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo Although Chagas' disease esophagopaty and idiopathic (primary) achalasia share several similarities, however, some differences between the two diseases have been noticed. To evaluate if treatment options and their results can be accepted universally, the authors review characteristics of both diseases in the international and Latin American literature. Neuronal denervation, sensitivity to gastrin, patient age, duration of symptoms, lower esophageal sphincter pressure, incidence of vigorous achalasia, and cancer risk are considered points of discrepancy between the maladies. Data with a high level of evidence base are scarce; however, differences between the diseases seem to exist, despite the fact that no influence on response to treatment was noticed.
Assunto achalasia
megaesophagus
Chagas' disease
esophagus
Idioma Inglês
Data 2004-03-01
Publicado em Digestive Diseases and Sciences. New York: Kluwer Academic/plenum Publ, v. 49, n. 3, p. 353-360, 2004.
ISSN 0163-2116 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Editor Kluwer Academic/plenum Publ
Extensão 353-360
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/B:DDAS.0000020486.71719.62
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Resenha
Web of Science WOS:000220339900001
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/27658

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