is visualized when barium pools in multiple small ulcers.
B, Herpes esophagitis
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Prominent mononuclear cell infiltrate is characteristic of herpes esophagitis
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Black esophagus associated with herpes esophagitis
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Herpes esophagitis may occasionally develop as an acute, self-limited disease in otherwise healthy patients.
(1,14) This condition may be difficult to differentiate from herpes esophagitis on barium studies, but the clinical history usually suggests the correct diagnosis.
Herpes esophagitis: Sensitivity of double-contrast esophagography.