Which esophageal disorders cause dysphagia?

Updated: Mar 20, 2020
  • Author: Nam-Jong Paik, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Elizabeth A Moberg-Wolff, MD  more...
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The following may also result in dysphagia [24] :

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

  • Infectious esophagitis (eg, as in human immunodeficiency virus [HIV], herpes, candidiasis)

  • Radiation esophagitis: Especially after radiation treatments of 4500 to 6000 rad over 6-8 weeks

  • Medication-induced esophagitis: May develop from enteric-coated nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs); substances such as quinidine, potassium, vitamins, and FeSO4 also may produce esophageal injury

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