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Candida esophagitis

  • Alternative Names

    Candida infection - esophagus; Yeast infection - esophagus


    Symptoms include:

    • Difficulty swallowing
    • Fever (only if the fungus spreads further)
    • Oral thrush (Candida in the mouth)
    • Painful swallowing

    Signs and tests

    Tests that show Candida include:

    • EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) with or without biopsy, staining, and culture
    • Mouth orthroat swab culture
    • Upper GI and small bowel series