Unusual Epstein-Barr esophageal infection in an immunocompetent patient: a case report

  title={Unusual Epstein-Barr esophageal infection in an immunocompetent patient: a case report},
  author={Magdalini Pape and Kalliopi Mandraveli and Ioannis Sidiropoulos and Dimitrios Koliouskas and Stella Alexiou-Daniel and Filanthi Frantzidou},
  booktitle={Journal of medical case reports},
INTRODUCTION Epstein-Barr virus esophagitis in an immunocompetent host is a rare entity. It represents either primary infection or reactivation and is usually characterized by acute onset and extensive ulcerative involvement of the upper and middle third of the esophagus. CASE PRESENTATION A case of Epstein-Barr virus esophagitis in a 27-year-old woman with no immunosuppressive factors, and having gastrointestinal symptoms is reported here. Using real-time polymerase chain reaction, biopsy… CONTINUE READING
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