Candidal esophagitis | definition of candidal esophagitis by Medical dictionary
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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Biopsy showed candidal esophagitis
without evidence of malignancy.
5 mg/kg/ day for 2 weeks in the treatment of endoscopically verified candidal esophagitis
have been presented in a meeting abstract (15).
The current treatment of candidal esophagitis
in HIV-infected persons is frequently oral fluconazole followed by amphotericin B as second line treatment.
Most recently, candidal esophagitis
recalcitrant to fluconazole and amphotericin B had been successfully suppressed with caspofungin, 0.