Cytomegalovirus Esophagitis Overview
Another name for Cytomegalovirus Esophagitis is CMV Esophagitis.
What is CMV esophagitis?
A person with cytomegalovirus (CMV) esophagitis has a viral infection of the esophagus. Most cases of symptomatic CMV esophagitis occur in those with a poorly functioning immune system. Up to one-quarter of patients with AIDS, who undergo upper GI endoscopy are found to have CMV esophagitis.
What are the symptoms of CMV esophagitis?
The symptoms of cytomegalovirus (CMV) esophagitis include a low-grade fever, mouth sores, and difficulty or painful swallowing.
How does the doctor treat CMV esophagitis?
Treatment for cytomegalovirus (CMV) esophagitis may include intravenous antiviral medications. Some cases of CMV esophagitis can be treated with oral medications. Pain medication may also be needed in people with cytomegalovirus esophagitis.
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