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What Is Esophageal Candidiasis

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esophageal candidiasis

I have esophageal candidiasis that is resistant to all the medications (azoles, etc). Amphoteracin seems to keep the infection "in check" (with ongoing candida present in vast scarring tissue, thus losing the effect of systemic medications) yet when...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Azole resistant Candida infections can really be difficult. We've used some of the newer antifungals with some successes- Voriconazole sometimes works where the first-generation azoles haven't (fluconazole, itraconazole) and is... Read more »

esophageal candidiasis

Hi Doctor,this is the fifth time I write to THE BODY, so please answer me, please. I am 27 years... Read more »


I am 32 and have been + for roung 4 years. my cd4 count stays areoun 4-5 hundred, viral load... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ethiopia, Pfizer in Partnership to Provide Free Drugs to AIDS Patients

...maker Pfizer has signed a partnership agreement with Ethiopia to provide Diflucan -- used to treat cryptococcus meningitis and esophageal candidiasis infections -- free to AIDS patients. Pfizer will provide more than 50,000 Diflucan tablets. The... Read more »
Project Inform

Some AIDS-Defining Conditions Now Diagnosed at Higher CD4s

...with men. The types of ADOCs included Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), cytomegalovirus (CMV), Mycobaterium avium complex (MAC), esophageal candidiasis and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), among many others. Recurrent pneumonia and salmonella... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Candidiasis in Immune-Compromised Women

...253-56). The symptoms of oral and vaginal candidiasis include pain, itching, redness and white patches at the sites of infection. Esophageal candidiasis is the most common AIDS-defining condition and is associated with poorly recognized... Read more »
Project Inform

Oral Candidiasis (Thrush)

...candidiasis, which is also called thrush, is a fungal infection of the mouth and/or throat. Candidiasis of the throat is called esophageal candidiasis (see chart ). While oral candidiasis can sometimes occur without symptoms, the most common... Read more »
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esophageal candidiasis

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

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 »

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 »