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Esophagitis

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Corrosive Esophagitis
  • Caused by ingestion of strongly acidic or basic chemical
    • Lye, HCl
  • Results in
    • esophageal perforation
    • esophageal stricture formation
Infectious Esophagitis
  • Commonly seen in AIDS patients
  • May be viral or fungal
    • HSV, CMV, or Candidia 
  • Odynophagia is main symptom


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(M1.GI.37) A 28-year-old Caucasian male with a history of oral thrush presents to the gastroenterologist with painful swallowing Image (Figure A). An endoscopy is performed, which reveals "punched out" ulcerations on the esophagus (Figure B). Biopsy of one ulceration reveals eosinophilic intranuclear inclusions and multinucleated squamous cells at the edges of the ulcer. What is the most likely cause of this patient's dysphagia? Topic Review Topic
FIGURES: A   B        

1. Esophageal carcinoma
2. Candida
3. Cytomegalovirus
4. Herpes simplex virus 1
5. Cryptosporidium

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