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Candida esophagitis

  • Alternative Names

    Candida infection - esophagus; Yeast infection - esophagus


    Treatment

    In most people, antifungal medicines such as fluconazole (taken by mouth) or amphotericin (given by injection) can control the infection. Some people also need pain medicine. Many patients need other, long-term medicines to suppress the fungus and prevent another episode.


    Expectations (prognosis)

    Esophagitis can usually be treated effectively. The outcome depends on the immune system problem that makes the person develop the infection.


    Complications
    • Holes in your esophagus (perforation)
    • Recurrent infection
    • Spread of Candida to other sites in your body

    Calling your health care provider

    Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you develop symptoms of esophagitis, especially if you know that you are immunosuppressed.