Barrett’s oesophagus ‘common’ in women with systemic sclerosis

The largest study to date shows a prevalence of 13%
Reuters Health Staff writer
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Barrett’s oesophagus is common in women with systemic sclerosis (SS) and is often accompanied by dysplasia, a study shows.

Among 235 women with SS who underwent oesophagogastroduodenoscopy, 30 had histologically proven Barrett’s oesophagus, yielding a prevalence of 13%, say researchers from Mayo Clinic, in Scottsdale, Arizona, US.