IS GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX A POSSIBLE ETIOLOGIC FACTOR FOR ITCHY EAR CANAL?

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2019

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Carbone Editore

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info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess

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Introduction: We conducted the study to investigate the relation of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and proton pump inhibitor therapy with itchy ear canal. Materials and methods: Totally 30 patients with itchy ear canal and GER were retrospectively evaluated. Visual analog score (VAS) was used for severity of itchy ear canal; reflux symptom index (RSI) and reflux finding score (RFS) were used for detecting GER. Proton pump inhibition therapy was offered and scores were re-evaluated for possible relation of these two clinical entities. Results: The study included 19 female and 11 male patients complaining of recurrent itchy ear canal accompanying with GER related symptoms. 13 patients have RSI of >13 score and 4 patients have RFS of >7 in the study. There is a statistically significant decrease in comparison of pre-treatment and post-treatment RSI ( p= 1,112 10(14)). There is a statistically significant decrease in comparison of pre-treatment and post-treatment RFS (p=5,821 10(6)). There is a statistically significant decrease of VAS of itchiness of patients in the study after 3 months PPI therapy (p=3,81 10(8)). In this study, statistically significant decline of RSI and RFS of subjects are shown after PPI therapy. In this study, severity of itchiness of ear canal was decreased after PPI therapy. Conclusion: It results that there could be a relation with GER, PP1 therapy and itchy ear canal etiology. Referred stimulation of sensorial nerve fibers by gastric enzymes related to GER may be the possible etiologic factor for itchiness of ear canal

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gastroesophageal reflux, itchy ear, proton pump inhibitor, ear pruritis

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Acta Medica Mediterranea

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Q4

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35

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1

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