Mohamed Ahmed Abdel Naby, Mahmoud Fouad Abdel Aziz and Kamal Abdel Moneim Ebeid
Background: Chronic afebrile sore throat in adults is a common complaint due to different etiologies, of which, gastroesophageal reflux represents a prominent one.
Aim of the work: The study aims to monitor endoscopic pharyngeal and laryngeal findings in adult patients complaining of chronic afebrile sore throat and assess the effect of proton pump inhibitors on these findings, as well as on other patient symptoms.
Methods: A total of 50 consecutive patients were selected between the 1st of November 2019 till end of October 202, at the Otorhinolaryngology Department, Tanta University Hospital, complaining of chronic afebrile sore throat, for at least 12 weeks.
All patients were assessed by rigid endoscopy for nasopharyngeal and laryngeal examination, respectively, in addition to filling a questionnaire considering signs and symptoms, before usage of proton pump inhibitors (PPI), and after three weeks of continuous treatment.
Results: The current study showed significant reduction in sore throat complaint after treatment with proton pump inhibitors, with a relief of 72% of patients.
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