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Revista Cubana de Estomatología

Print version ISSN 0034-7507On-line version ISSN 1561-297X


OTERO BAXTER, Yulisa; LLAPUR ALMAGUER, Carlos Jesús; OSORIO NUNEZ, Maritza  and  RAIMUNDO PADRON, Edelis. Oral alterations associated to gastroesophageal reflux disease. Rev Cubana Estomatol [online]. 2020, vol.57, n.2, e1775.  Epub July 13, 2020. ISSN 0034-7507.


Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a functional multifactorial disorder of the upper gastrointestinal tract. Oral alterations are considered to be extraesophageal manifestations of this disease.


Determine the oral alterations found in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease.


An observational descriptive study was conducted of 37 patients diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease. The variables analyzed were age, sex, presence of alteration, signs and symptoms, and location. A database was developed with the information recorded, and absolute frequencies and percentages were estimated.


Of the patients studied, 48.6% had some sort of oral alteration, such as a burning sensation (40.5%) and erythema (35.1%). The regions affected included the soft palate / uvula (72.2%) and the tongue (61.1%).


Almost half of the patients affected by gastroesophageal reflux had some sort of oral manifestation, the most common of which were a burning sensation, erythema, a dry mouth sensation and ulcerations. The most common locations were the soft palate / uvula and the tongue.

Keywords : gastroesophageal reflux disease; acid reflux; oral manifestations.

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