Candida esophagitis - Treatment
Candida infection - esophagus; Yeast infection - esophagus
In most people, antifungal medicines such as fluconazole (taken by mouth) or amphotericin (given by injection) can control the infection. Some people also need pain medicine. Many patients need other, long-term medicines to suppress the fungus and prevent another episode.
Esophagitis can usually be treated effectively. The outcome depends on the immune system problem that makes the person develop the infection.
- Holes in your esophagus (perforation)
- Recurrent infection
- Spread of Candida to other sites in your body
Calling your health care provider:
Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you develop symptoms of esophagitis, especially if you know that you are immunosuppressed.
- Reviewed last on: 8/28/2009
- David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
Kauffman CA. Candidiasis. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2007:chap 359.
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