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Effect of Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Volume and Gastric/Esophageal Pathology on the Rate of Lymphocytic Duodenosis Reporting in Children and AdolescentsFunding None.
Background It is not clear if the increase in the number of esophagogastroduodenoscopies (EGDs) performed has any significant effect on the rate of lymphocytic duodenosis (LD) reporting in children and adolescents and whether it correlates with abnormal gastric and/or esophageal pathology.”
Methods We performed a single-center retrospective study using the Mayo Clinic electronic health record and pathology database. We reviewed all EGD procedures performed in children and adolescents (<18 years) between January 1, 2000, and December 31, 2018, and identified two groups, the LD group and matched age and sex control group (normal duodenal biopsies). We evaluated the correlation of LD rate with the yearly number of EGDs performed and the presence of abnormal gastric and/or esophageal pathology.
Results Of 11,870 EGDs performed, we identified 338 (3%) individuals with LD and 390 (3%) randomly selected controls, with a mean (SD) age of 9.6 (5.3) and 11.7 (5.0) years, respectively. Based on logistic regression analysis, abnormal gastric histology was associated with the presence of LD when compared with controls (odds ratio, 2.85; 95% CI, 2.05–3.97; P < 0.001). The rate of LD-positive biopsies per year was highly correlated with the number of EGDs performed (ρ = 0.931; 95% CI, 0.826–0.974; P < 0.001).
Conclusion The rate of LD reporting is correlated with the number of EGDs performed and is more likely seen in children and adolescents with abnormal gastric histology.
Study concept and design was conducted by I.A. and J.A.M.; data collection was conducted by J.D.; data analysis and interpretation were performed by all the authors; drafting of manuscript was done by J.A. and I.A.; critical revisions and final approval were duly done by all authors.
Article published online:
05 December 2022
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