Inflammatory & Infectious Disorders
Reviewer(s): Dharam Ramnani, MD
Esophageal infections can be caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses, and parasites. The most common agents are Candida, Herpes Simplex Virus, and Cytomegalovirus. In South America, Trypanosoma cruzi is an important cause of esophagitis leading to megaesophagus.
Herpes Simplex Esophagitis