Table 3: Frequencies of extragastroesophageal symptoms in patients with mild erosive esophagitis, severe erosive esophagitis, and Barrett’s esophagus.

SymptomsMild erosive Severe erosive Barrett’s
esophagitisesophagitisesophagus
(LA grade A/B)(LA grade C/D)

Foreign body sensation of throat236/467 (50.5%) 13/37 (35.1%) 18/54 (33.3%)*
Hoarseness164/534 (30.7%) 12/37 (32.4%) 11/54 (20.4%)
Throat cleaning195/466 (41.8%) 8/37 (21.6%)*14/54 (25.9%)*
Cough147/534 (27.5%) 13/37 (35.1%) 8/54 (14.8%)*#
Sore throat102/534 (19.1%) 6/37 (16.2%) 9/54 (16.7%)

P < 0.05 compared with esophagitis A/B.
P < 0.05 compared with esophagitis C/D.