Diagnosis and Management of Infectious Esophagitis Associated with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

  title={Diagnosis and Management of Infectious Esophagitis Associated with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection},
  author={Syed Ali Zaidi and Joseph Steven Cervia},
  journal={Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care},
  pages={53 - 62}
  • S. Zaidi, J. Cervia
  • Published 1 April 2002
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care
Esophageal disease is a common complication and cause of morbidity in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Opportunistic infections are the leading cause of esophageal complaints and may be a predictor of poor long-term prognosis, presumably as a reflection of severe underlying HIV immunodeficiency. The esophagus may be the site of the first acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-defining opportunistic illness in a large number of patients. Barium esophagography and… 

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