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Oesophageal Candidiasis

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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 »

What Is Candida esophagitis?

What is candida esophogitis? What syptoms occur? And do all hiv pos get it? Read more »


Dear Dr. Feinberg,Could you please provide me the symptoms of candida in the esophagus (i.e, fever,... Read more »
Women Alive

Candida Esophagitis

...An infection frequently underestimated in HIV infected women, is Candida esophagitis, (a yeast infection in the esophagus). It is closely related to thrush (a yeast infection in the throat) and Candida vaginitis Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

The Problem of Azole-Resistant Candidiasis

...Capelli A, Bonfanti P, Magni C, Milazzo F. Employment of recombinant human granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor in oesophageal candidiasis in AIDS patients (letter). AIDS 1995; 9: 1378-9. William G. Powderly, M.D., is with the... Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...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... 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 »
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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 »

Question for joe swiss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...You say you had/have oesophageal candidiasis. Was this diagnosed by a doctor? Read more »

hey jackie_blue

Posted by notanonymous, 2 Replies
...On Nov. 26 2001 I had anal sex with an HIV+ male without protection. 3 days later I had fever and in my effort to vomit I got oesophageal candidiasis (which was treated later with Sporanox). I went to the hospital. On Dec. 10 2001 I was found HIV... Read more »

esophageal candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies it possible to get esophageal candidiasis several months after infection? Read more »