candidal esophagitis

candidal esophagitis

infection of the esophageal mucosae by Candida albicans leading to painful and difficult swallowing. White plaques adherent to the mucosa are typically seen; frequently affects immunocompromised patients or those receiving broad-spectrum antibiotics; diagnosed by endoscopic brushing, mucosal biopsy, or both.
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Among the differential diagnosis he mentioned reflux esophagitis, infectious esophagitis, and candidal esophagitis.
Based on multibariate analyses, we found that a history of lymphoma, a history of candidal esophagitis, and patient age each were significant independent contributors to a higher risk of death.