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Esophageal Candidiasis Symptoms

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Systemic Candidiasis

...often occurs together with thrush. Symptoms include chest pain, nausea and pain when swallowing. The esophagus may become partly blocked by coatings and spots that build up. In rare cases, bad ulcers can rupture the esophagus. Esophageal candidiasis can spread, or disseminate, into the stomach and intestines. Because esophageal candidiasis can make swallowing painful, people may not eat enough and lose weight if it's not treated promptly. ...
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Splash of Blood on my skin

Hi Dr Bob,Hats off to you..No words can describe what you do...I just started my residency and I was in my peak of happiness doing what i always wanted to do...I was working on HIV floors and i was transporting a pt and Some how i forgot to use...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV specialist you consulted! HIV cannot penetrate intact skin. Consequently, PEP was not warranted. I do not believe you have esophageal candidiasis or ARS symptoms! I agree with your hubby, your HIV fears are unwarranted. To answer your... Read more »

Thrush

Hi, I have a question. Can oral thrush be located so far down your throat that it is not visible? Or is it only in the front part of yor mouth?
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...in your esophagus without appearing in your mouth. There were several cases published by Dr. Mel Wilcox who noted examples of esophageal candidiasis without any oral signs or symptoms. The only way to gain an accurate diagnosis of this condition... Read more »

Candidiasis?

Dear Dr. Reznik,I'm writing to you from Germany. 3 years ago I developed a sore throat, I went to my doctor and he diagnosed me with pharyngitis. This went on for a few weeks; I had been prescribed with a medication. But it didn't help. I went to an...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...as esophageal symptoms are usually the sign of a more serious condition. For instance, if you were HIV positive and developed esophageal candidiasis, you would now be defined as having AIDS. You may have had an ulcer which was supra-infected with... Read more »

What Is Candida esophagitis?

What is candida esophogitis? What syptoms occur? And do all hiv pos get it?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Candida esophagitis is a yeast infection of the lining of the esophagus. Not all HIV+ get this, but it is one of the most common OIs. Symptoms Read more »
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Candidiasis (Thrush)

What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast (or... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...prescription oral anti-fungal drugs Alternative treatment: Acidophilus (in supplements or yogurt) Candidiasis of the Esophagus (Esophageal Candidiasis) Usually occurs at very low CD4 cell counts (less than 100) An AIDS-defining... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines an HIV-positive person with a CD4 cell count of 200 or less as having AIDS. The CDC has also developed a list of more than 20 opportunistic infections (OIs) that are considered... Read more »
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Mouth & Oesophagus Candidiasis - Signs & Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
FREAKING OUT AGAIN! Please, people, does anybody know how to tell normal white tongue from candidiasis????? Also, does anybody know the symptoms of GULLET (OESOPHAGUS) CANDIDIASIS? Is it simply a "lump" in the throat kind of feeling? I have a... Read more »

furball in my throat

Posted by giaobsession, 3 Replies
Anyone feel like something is stuck in your throat? My doctor wrote this off to anxiety, but is this a sign of esophagal candidiasis? Read more »