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What is acute esophagitis?
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What is acute esophagitis?


  I have been diagnosed with mild acute esophagitis.  Could you explain to me what this condition is, as well as potential causes?
  Thank you,
  AM
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Dear AM,
Acute esophagitis indicates that there is inflammation of your esophagus.  The term actually refers to the histologic picture seen when looking at esophageal biopsies under the microscope.  The most common cause of acute esophagitis is acid reflux from stomach into the esophagus.  Some medications can cause esophagitis by direct irritation of the lining.  Rarely, fungal or viral infection canbe the cause.

This informationis provided for educationalpurposes only.  Always consult your personalphysician for specific medical concerns.
HFHSM.D.-rf
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