Cytomegalovirus (CMV) esophagitis is a viral infection of the esophagus, the muscular tube through which food travels from the mouth to the stomach.
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Causes, incidence, and risk factors
CMV esophagitis is caused by the cytomegalovirus (CMV).
The condition is often a sign of a weakened immune system. The following conditions raise your risk for CMV infections:
HIV/ AIDS Chemotherapy Diabetes Leukemiaor lymphoma
- Organ transplants
- Other conditions that suppress or weaken your immune system