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CMV Esophagitis : Clinical

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Clinical History: The symptoms of CMV esophagitis are non-specific and consist of dysphagia, odynophagia, and retrosternal chest pain. Other symptoms include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, weight loss, and diarrhea. Rare patients develop complications such as massive upper GI bleeding, malnutrition (due to odynophagia and dysphagia), or strictures.

This image is a higher magnification of the previous image showing several eosinophilic cytoplasmic and nuclear inclusions within an inflammatory background. Image courtesy of: Phoenix Bell, MD.

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