Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Esophagitis Fungal Evaluation

The evaluation of candidal esophagitis begins with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in a person with candidal esophagitis may include:

  • A white coating on the surface of the throat (thrush)

The diagnosis of candidal esophagitis must be confirmed by testing.

Tests that may be used to evaluate candidal esophagitis include:

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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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