Oesophageal symptoms, their causes, treatment, and prognosis in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

@article{Connolly1989OesophagealST,
  title={Oesophageal symptoms, their causes, treatment, and prognosis in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.},
  author={G. P. Connolly and Douglas Hawkins and J N Harcourt-Webster and Peter A. Parsons and Omar Husain and Brian George Gazzard},
  journal={Gut},
  year={1989},
  volume={30 8},
  pages={1033-9}
}
In a prospective study of 154 AIDS patients, 48 (31%) complained of pain on swallowing both liquids and solids and 32 (21%) of these also had dysphagia. While candidiasis was the most common cause of symptoms (26 patients), discrete ulceration of the oesophagus occurred in 12 instances in 10 patients (four cytomegalovirus, four herpes simplex virus, three aphthous ulcer, one peptic ulcer). One patient had a diffuse oesophagitis caused by Mycobacterium avium intracellulare. No cause was found… CONTINUE READING
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