Article Text

This article has a Reply. Please see:

Download PDFPDF
Dyspepsia is distinguishable from heartburn
  1. M Camilleri
  1. Correspondence to:
    Professor M Camilleri
    Clinical Enteric Neuroscience Translational and Epidemiological Research (CENTER) Group, Mayo Clinic, Charlton 8-110, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA; camilleri.michael{at}

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

This systematic, original, and large study from the Leuven group (Gut 2005;54:1370–6) proves what experienced physicians have appreciated for many years: that heartburn is a specific symptom that is easily identifiable by careful history or validated questionnaire; that heartburn is predictive of abnormal oesophageal acid exposure in approximately 75% of people with …

View Full Text


  • Conflict of interest: None declared.

Linked Articles