Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Herpes Esophagitis Overview

What is herpes esophagitis?
A person with herpes esophagitis has inflammation and ulcers of the esophagus from a viral infection.

What are the symptoms of herpes esophagitis?
The symptoms of herpes esophagitis include difficulty swallowing, fever, chills, joint pains, throat pain, and chills.

How does the doctor treat herpes esophagitis?
The treatment of herpes esophagitis includes antiviral medications to control the infection. Pain medications may also be needed.

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Last Updated: Jul 23, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Herpes Esophagitis References
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