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Reflux Aspiration and Cystic Fibrosis

  • Ans Pauwels
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Abstract

Chronic airway infections are the hallmark of cystic fibrosis (CF), an autosomal recessive disease, however it is defined as a multi-organ disease, with characteristic abnormalities in the lung, pancreas and the gastro-intestinal tract. Gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) is the retrograde bolus movement into the oesophagus and beyond and can be accompanied by typical symptoms such as heartburn and regurgitation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Translational Research Center for Gastrointestinal Disorders (TARGID)University of LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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