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

dc.contributor.authorDilci, Alper
dc.contributor.authorCevizci, Rasit
dc.date.accessioned2024-03-13T10:33:07Z
dc.date.available2024-03-13T10:33:07Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.departmentİstanbul Beykent Üniversitesien_US
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: 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 canalen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.19193/0393-6384_2019_1_13
dc.identifier.endpage80en_US
dc.identifier.issn0393-6384
dc.identifier.issn2283-9720
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85060551791en_US
dc.identifier.scopusqualityN/Aen_US
dc.identifier.startpage77en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.19193/0393-6384_2019_1_13
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12662/3784
dc.identifier.volume35en_US
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000456815700013en_US
dc.identifier.wosqualityQ4en_US
dc.indekslendigikaynakWeb of Scienceen_US
dc.indekslendigikaynakScopusen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCarbone Editoreen_US
dc.relation.ispartofActa Medica Mediterraneaen_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccessen_US
dc.subjectgastroesophageal refluxen_US
dc.subjectitchy earen_US
dc.subjectproton pump inhibitoren_US
dc.subjectear pruritisen_US
dc.titleIS GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX A POSSIBLE ETIOLOGIC FACTOR FOR ITCHY EAR CANAL?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US

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