Pill-induced esophageal injury

  title={Pill-induced esophageal injury},
  author={James Walter Kikendall and Arnold C. Friedman and Morakinyo Anthony Oyewole and David Fleischer and Col. Lawrence F. Johnson},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
We report four cases of esophageal injury associated with the ingestion of commonly prescribed tablets or capsules. History and clinical characteristics of these cases suggest that the medications failed to transit the esophagus and acted locally to produce esophagitis. A search of English- and foreign-language medical journals documented 221 similar cases due to 26 different types of medication. While most of these esophageal injuries are self-limited and produce no morbidity beyond transient… CONTINUE READING