necrotizing esophagitis


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necrotizing esophagitis

Severe injury to the cells that line the esophagus, with cellular death and eventual desquamation.
Synonym: acute esophageal necrosisblack esophagus
See also: esophagitis
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12) Moreover, a hypersensitivity reaction to antibiotic therapy has been proposed as a possible cause of acute necrotizing esophagitis manifesting as black esophagus.
Acute necrotizing esophagitis is a rare entity, nearly exclusively described in gastroenterology literature previous to this case as a phenomenon identified during endoscopy.
Mild to severe, erosive to ulcerative necrotizing esophagitis was detected microscopically in all analyzed whales found to have gross lesions in this organ.

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