Shaggy Oesophagus

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A term of art referring to the irregular scalloping of the lumen of the esophagus in advanced Candida oesphagitis, which is classically associated with AIDS, when viewed by double contrast studies, and caused by innumerable plaques and pseudomembranes with trapping of barium
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4,5) Patients with AIDS may develop a more fulminant form of candidiasis, with trapping of barium between innumerable plaques and pseudomembranes, producing a so-called shaggy esophagus (Figure 2B).