Treatment involves antiviral medications that are given through a vein (
Some people with this condition also need pain medicine.
Many people who are treated for an episode of CMV esophagitis take medicine to suppress the CMV for a long time.
Esophagitis can usually be treated effectively. The outcome depends on the immune system problem that makes the person more likely to get the infection.
- Infection at other sites
- Holes in your esophagus (perforations)
- Recurrent infection
Calling your health care provider
Call your health care provider if you develop symptoms of CMV esophagitis, especially if you have a suppressed immune system.