Candida esophagitis is a yeast infection of the esophagus, the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach.
Candida-associated diaper dermatitis Candidiasis - oral Vaginal candidiasis
Candida infection - esophagus; Yeast infection - esophagus
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Candida esophagitis is caused by the yeast Candida. It occurs when the yeast spreads from the mouth down the esophagus.
The condition is often a sign of a weakened immune system. The following raise your risk for Candida infections:
HIV/ AIDS Chemotherapy
- Leukemia or
- Organ transplants
- Other conditions that suppress or weaken the immune system
If you have a weakened immune system, thrush in the mouth (