Medical Definition of Herpes oesophagitis

1. A viral infection causing inflammation and ulcers on the mucosal surface of the oesophagus. This infection typically occurs in the immunocompromised individual (chemotherapy recipient, AIDS patient). Symptoms include difficulty swallowing and pain on swallowing. Individuals may also be noted to have Herpes skin lesions (vesicles or ulcers) on the lips or in the mouth. Treatment includes the use of an antiviral agent (for example acyclovir). (27 Sep 1997)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Herpes Oesophagitis

herpes B encephalomyelitis
herpes circinatus bullosus
herpes corneae
herpes desquamans
herpes digitalis
herpes encephalitis
herpes generalisatus
herpes gestationis
herpes gladiatorum
herpes iris
herpes oesophagitis (current term)
herpes simplex 1
herpes simplex 2
herpes simplex encephalitis
herpes simplex keratitis
herpes simplex type 1
herpes simplex virus 1 helicase-primase
herpes simplex virus DNA polymerase
herpes simplex virus protein vmw65
herpes simplex virus type 1 UL13 protein kinase
herpes varicella zoster

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