Symptoms & Signs
- Difficult and painful swallowing
- Low-grade fever
- Mouth sores (oral lesions)
Diagnosis & Tests
- Blood and urine culture
- CMV antigenemia
- Cold agglutinins
- Culture of cells obtained from an esophageal brushing
- Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) with or without a biopsy
CMV esophagitis : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors
CMV esophagitis : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests
CMV esophagitis : Treatment
Review Date : 8/28/2009
Reviewed By : 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, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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