Oesophagitis

Causes

Appropriate Tests

 

Diagnosis based on clinical assessment and endoscopy, as appropriate.

Brushings for cytology, lesion biopsy for histology, microscopy, fungal and viral detection, motility and pH studies, if indicated.

Gastro-oesophageal reflux

 

Alcohol excess

See also Alcoholism

Infection

  • Candidiasis
  • Herpes simplex virus infection
  • Cytomegalovirus infection

 

Toxic (corrosive)

  • Lysol (phenol)
  • Acid/ alkali
  • Doxycycline