Management of HIV-associated esophageal disease.

  title={Management of HIV-associated esophageal disease.},
  author={P C Belitsos},
  journal={AIDS clinical care},
  volume={7 3},
Esophageal conditions due to fungal, ulcerative, and neoplastic causes often signal the onset of symptomatic HIV infection. Most cases are fungal and due to Candida albicans, which is characterized by esophageal inflammation causing pain on swallowing (dysphagia and odynophagia). Ulcerative esophageal disease is commonly associated with cytomegalovirus (CMV), idiopathic causes, and herpes simplex virus (HSV). CMV, characterized by odynophagia resulting from ulcerations in the distal third of… CONTINUE READING


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