Herpes esophagitis is a viral infection that involves inflammation and
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
The herpes simplex virus causes herpes esophagitis.
Infection of the esophagus by the herpes simplex virus is rare in people with normal immune systems and usually runs its course without treatment. However, severe and difficult-to-treat
The following raise your risk for herpes esophagitis:
HIV/ AIDS Chemotherapy Diabetes Leukemiaor lymphoma
- Organ transplants
- Other conditions that suppress or weaken your immune system