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What Causes Esophageal Candidiasis

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Ask the Experts

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 »

SYMPTOMS OF CANDIDA ESOPHAGITIS

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

candida esophagitis/ARS

Dr Feinberg, Is candida esophagitis a symptom of ARS or does it normally come later in HIV... Read more »
Articles
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 »
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 »
AIDS InfoNet

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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esophageal candidiasis

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

Purely Hypothetical Question

Posted by crazy_person, 2 Replies
...Hypothetically, lets say you are an infectious disease physician. If a person had diagnosed esophageal candidiasis, diagnosed oral hairy leukoplakia, diagnosed peripheral neuropathy, weight loss of 10% of original body weight, and consistently Read more »

Crazy again

Posted by crazy_person
...exactly like OHL from the pictures I've seen online. Plus, I've developed peripheral neuropathy and have been diagnosed with candida esophagitis and molluscum contagiosum. Is it possible that I have a rare strain of HIV that is not being picked... Read more »

Good information on the board

Posted by Jackie_Blue, 2 Replies
There has been a lot of good information posted lately. However I've seen a couple of things I would like to clear up. ARS/ARC are not the same things. There is a stage between initial infection and AIDS. It used to be called Aids Related... Read more »