Cytomegalovirus esophagitis is an infection
of the blood vessels underneath the surface lining of the esophagus.
Symptoms of CMV Esophagitis
The symptoms of cytomegalovirus esophagitis are:
- Difficulty swallowing
- Feeling that food gets stuck after swallowing
- Loss of appetite
Your doctor would look for the following clinical signs of cytomegalovirus
- Ulcers and sores in the esophagus
- Biopsy or tissue sample showing cytomegalovirus infection
Cytomegalovirus Esophagitis Cause
This skin condition is caused by an opportunistic infection by
the cytomegalovirus or CMV.
It is called an opportunistic infection because it occurs when
the body’s natural immune system is already in a weakened
state, caused by a disease such as AIDS or chemotherapy treatment
Treatment of CMV Esophagitis
The treatment for cytomegalovirus esophagitis is intravenous
administration of ganciclovir or foscarnet.