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Esophageal Yeast Infection

Normal Esophagus
Esophageal Yeast Infection
In the top photo, you can see what a healty pink esophagus lining should look like. Below, there is an example of a yeast infection of the esophagus. Note the white globules of yeast which coat the inner lining. Caused by Candida albicans or Monilia, this infection is most commonly seen when: the immune system is weakend, in diabetics, after high dose prednisone therapy, or when prolonged antibiotics are taken. This is a common problem in patients with AIDS. Treatment with antifungal agents is usually effective.

Text & Images Courtesy of Three Rivers Endoscopy Center
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