Which clinical history findings are characteristic of fungal esophagitis?

Updated: May 02, 2019
  • Author: Deepika Devuni, MBBS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Candida esophagitis is usually manifested clinically by dysphagia and/or odynophagia in a patient with one or more predisposing factors for the condition. Symptoms are variable in severity, ranging from mild difficulty in swallowing to such intense odynophagia that the patient is unable to eat or swallow saliva. Other patients may present with chest pain or gastrointestinal (GI) tract bleeding; occasionally, patients are asymptomatic.


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