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A 24-year-old male asked:

Endoscopy indications: gerd with esophagitis antral gastrititis duodenitis detected: erythematous mucosa in : 1. lower 3rd esophagus 2. antrum 3. duodenum 1 (mild) prescribed: pan l pan 40 pan mps wht does all this mean? something serious? heal time

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
The first part: is quite straight-forward. GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) with inflammation of the lower 3rd of the esophagus, antrum (lower) stomach and first part of small intestine (duodenum) was found. I believe PAN 40 is pantoprazole 40 mg, a proton-pump inhibitor. Don't know about PAN L and PAN MPS. Moderately serious to have inflammation in all 3 sites;should heal with proper treatment of 6-8 weeks
Last updated Dec 18, 2020

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