What causes nonreflux, noninfectious esophagitis?

Updated: May 02, 2019
  • Author: Deepika Devuni, MBBS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Treatment of nonreflux, noninfectious esophagitis depends on the underlying condition, as follows:

  • Behçet disease esophagitis – Corticosteroids; chlorambucil or azathioprine (long-term therapy)
  • Graft-versus-host disease esophagitis – Dilation and antireflux measures; prednisone, cyclosporine, azathioprine, and thalidomide
  • Inflammatory bowel disease esophagitis – Corticosteroids; dilation; occasionally surgery
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis – Diet modification, corticosteroids
  • Metastatic cancer esophagitis – Radiation therapy; palliative stenting

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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