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Candida esophagitis is a fungal or yeast infection of the esophagus, the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach.
Candida esophagitis is caused by the yeast Candida. It occurs when the yeast spreads from the mouth down the esophagus.
The condition is often a sign of a weakened immune system. The following raise your risk for Candida infections:
- Leukemia or lymphoma
- Organ transplants
- Other conditions that suppress or weaken the immune system
Oral thrush or a yeast infection makes an immunocompromised person more likely to get esophagitis.
Antifungal medicines, taken by mouth or injection, are prescribed.
Esophagitis can usually be treated effectively. The outcome depends upon the underlying immune system problem that makes the person susceptible to the infection.
My sister just had this however she is receiving chemo. The medication did cure it within a couple of days.
My sister has been hospitalized since 8/13 and I know what you mean by the team approach as my sister must have 10 different teams. Her primary physician is a GYN oncologist. Each team gives you a differnt opinion so it is a different story everyday.
Don't quit advocating for youself. Knowledge is power.
Post Edited (stkitt) : 10/16/2008 9:01:45 AM (GMT-6)