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mucosal injury by swallowed medicine in solid form that is retained in the esophagus.
pill esophagitisEsophageal mucosal injury caused by oral medication–eg, aspirin, NSAIDs, anticholinergics, iron-preparations, KCl, tetracycline and quinidine Clinical Prolonged 'cancer-like' Sx–eg, retrosternal pain, progressive stricture, hemorrhage, perforation
pill e·soph·a·gi·tis(pil ĕ-sof'ă-jītis)
Mucosal injury due to swallowed medicine in solid form retained in the esophagus.