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Oesophageal 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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SYMPTOMS OF CANDIDA ESOPHAGITIS

Dear Dr. Feinberg,Could you please provide me the symptoms of candida in the esophagus (i.e, fever, sore throat, coughing, any discharge, etc)? Also, could you still get this disease if your CD-4 count was above 800? Thank you for your hard work...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The typical symptoms are pain with swallowing, especially in the mid-chest, and a feeling that food gets "stuck" on the way down. If it is severe enough, people will lose weight. It would be highly unusual to get this problem with T cells over 800. 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 »

PLEASE ANSWER - EMERGENCY - OESOPHAGUS...

Dear Doctor,Would you please, please answer this question, as it is an emergency? A real emergency?As far as I know, oesophagitis candidiasis (candida of the gullet) is an AIDS-defining condition.Recently I had a kind of "lump (deep) in the throat"...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...although it certainly needs medical attention.I recommend that you see your physician to get a definitive diagnosis and treatment. Candida esophagitis can be treated with an antifungal drug called fluconazole, one tablet a day for a period of 10... Read more »

Please help!

Hello doctor!My father was diagonised as HIV positive a few weeks back and we realized that we got to know about it very late as the CD4 count is only 36. We are located in India and I am finding it very difficult to find a HIV expert here. My...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...reasonable intial response, given his increase in CD4s.Fluconazole (Syscan, Diflucan) is a very good choice for the treatment of his esophageal candidiasis; hopefully his swallowing is getting better.On the other hand, I'm quite concerned about... 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 »
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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 »
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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 »

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Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

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erythematous candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
After as exposure in January i had lots of problems with teeths, a month after i get red spots in my mouth in the roof, its always there and hurts a lot and are always burning. Could it be something transmited by mouth??? i made a negative Elisa.... Read more »