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Novel genetic marker for dilated end stage oesophagus and oesophageal adenocarcinoma risk?
  1. Johannes Lenglinger,
  2. Martin Riegler
  1. Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  1. Correspondence to Johannes Lenglinger, Medical University Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18–20, Vienna, 1090 Austria; johannes.lenglinger{at}

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With interest we read the article by Asling et al,1 entitled “Collagen type III (COL3A1) is a gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) susceptibility gene and a male risk factor for hiatus hernia”, which has been published in a recent issue of Gut. The major findings of the study were that a single nucleotide polymorphism within the gene encoding for collagen type III (COL3A1) was associated with GORD in both sexes and …

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