esophagitis

Erosive esophagitis

What is erosive esophagitis? Erosive esophagitis is a type of injury that leads to the loss of cells on the inside of the esophagus. The loss of cells is called an erosion. What causes erosive esophagitis? The most common cause of erosive esophagitis is gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition where acid from the stomach …
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Candida esophagitis

Candida esophagitis is a medical condition where the esophagus, the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach, becomes infected by the Candida fungus. This infection causes inflammation and damage to the esophageal tissue. The condition is also known as esophageal candidiasis or thrush. What causes Candida esophagitis? Candida esophagitis is caused by …
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Herpes esophagitis

What is herpes esophagitis? Herpes esophagitis is a medical condition caused by infection of the esophagus by herpes simplex virus (HSV). The infection leads to inflammation which damages tissue on the inside of the esophagus. What causes herpes esophagitis? Herpes esophagitis is caused by infection of the cells on the inside of the esophagus with …
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CMV esophagitis

CMV esophagitis is a medical condition caused by cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection of the esophagus. The infection leads to inflammation,¬†which damages tissue inside the esophagus. What causes CMV esophagitis? CMV esophagitis is caused by infection of the cells inside the esophagus with cytomegalovirus (CMV). Who is at risk for developing CMV esophagitis? People who have a …
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Eosinophilic esophagitis

What is eosinophilic esophagitis? Eosinophilic esophagitis is an inflammatory condition where immune cells called eosinophils damage the tissue that covers the inside of the esophagus. What are the symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis? Patients with eosinophilic esophagitis may experience difficulty swallowing food (especially hard food), throat and chest pain, and the sensation that food is stuck …
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Esophagitis

Esophagitis means inflammation in the tissue lining the inside of the esophagus. The esophagus is a long hollow tube that starts at the back of your throat and ends at the top of your stomach. Swallowed food travels down the esophagus into the stomach. What are the symptoms of esophagitis? Patients with esophagitis often suffer …
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