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Rev Gastroenterol Disord. 2003;3 Suppl 4:S16-21.

Epigastric pain in dyspepsia and reflux disease.

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  • 1University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.


Epigastric pain may occur as a specific and localized symptom, as part of a group of symptoms that include heartburn, or in association with bloating or early satiety. The current classification (Rome II) characterizes ulcer-like dyspepsia by predominant pain centered in the upper abdomen and characterizes dysmotility-like dyspepsia by discomfort. The large number of patients presenting with epigastric pain has led to the development of empirical strategies.

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