Upper Endoscopic Findings in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Sohag University

2 Department of Internal medicine ; Faculty of medicine; Sohag University.


Background:Patients with End stage renal disease (ESRD) suffer from recurrent gastrointestinal bleeding episodes with superficial mucosal inflammatory lesions. Lesions are more frequent in those who were in advanced stage of CKD and those undergoing dialysis.
Aim of the work:To determine upper endoscopic findings in CKD patients attending the Internal Medicine Department at Sohag University Hospital.
Patients and methods:The study included 70 patients (48 male ,22 females) with CKD who had upper GIT symptoms who were attending Internal Medicine Department or Dialysis Unit.
Results: The commonest upper endoscopic finding in CKD patients in our study is gastric erosion followed by atrophic pangastritis then peptic ulcer.
Conclusion: Gastrointestinal diseases are very common in patients of CKD, and it is easily documented with endoscopy. Some findings are more common than other, such as erosion, atrophic pan gastritis ,ulcer and reflux oesophagitis.

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