Data from: Clinical spectrum and risk factors associated with asymptomatic erosive esophagitis as determined by Los Angeles classification: a cross-sectional study
Kasyap, Akhilesh Kumar; Sah, Shiv Kumar; Chaudhary, Sitaram (2019), Data from: Clinical spectrum and risk factors associated with asymptomatic erosive esophagitis as determined by Los Angeles classification: a cross-sectional study, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.mq602
Background: Gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic and recurrent disease, and it varies in regions. However, to date, there are no reports available on clinical features and the risk factors for the asymptomatic reflux esophagitis in Nepalese adults. Methods: Data were gathered from 142 erosive patients who had undergone endoscopy at Bir Hospital, Kathmandu. Los Angeles classification was used to grade the severity of the disease. Patients were interviewed to find out the presence of various reflux symptoms. Results: Based on the Los Angeles classification, the severity of the disease assessed was; grade A 31.8% (31/142), grade B 39.4 % (56/142), grade C 33.8% (48/142), and grade D 4.9% (7/142). One hundred and twenty six (88.7%) subjects had reflux symptoms. Prevalence of asymptomatic esophagits was 16(11.3%). Age was independently linked to asymptomatic esophagitis (P<0.05), and the odd of being asymptomatic appeared lower in younger adults (P<0.05; OR: 0.118; CI: 0.014-.994). Conclusion: A low prevalence of asymptomatic reflux esophagits (RE) was seen. Most subjects experienced mild to moderate RE. Age remained an independent factors associated with reflux esophagitis, and the odd of being asymptomatic was lower in younger age.