Candida esophagitis is a yeast infection that occurs in a person’s throat. common symptoms of Candida esophagitis is pain and difficulty swallowing. thrush, or a yeast infection of the mouth, is another common symptom of Candida esophagitis.
a person who has trouble swallowing usually also experience pain when trying to swallow. pain may occur in the upper esophagus or lower down, where the esophagus connects to the stomach. some patients experience pain that is much like heartburn.
if candida esophagitis is left untreated, the symptoms may worsen. Fever is usually a sign that the infection has spread to other parts of the body, such as the lungs or liver. in more severe cases, perforations may be formed in the esophagus, which can cause breathing problems and further infection of the upper chest. Surgery is required to repair a hole in the esophagus.
infection is usually confirmed through a number of tests, including esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), in which a small camera is inserted into the patient’s throat. During the procedure, the patient is under sedation and should not feel anything. times, a doctor will also take a biopsy of the esophagus during an EGD. X-rays or a culture taken from the throat can also confirm an infection of the esophagus.
Candida esophagitis can usually cleared up with anti -fungal medications, taken either by mouth or through an intravenous needle. since the infection usually occurs in people who have an impaired immune system, treatment may need to be taken for a long time.