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Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) is an uncommon cause of esophagitis and particularly so in immunocompetent individuals. While the common presentation tends to be odynophagia and/or dysphagia, fever, and retrosternal chest pain, there are variations and rarely it can present more ominously as esophageal rupture. We report a rare case of esophageal perforation with penetration into vertebral space secondary to chronic HSV esophagitis in a 71-year-old immunocompetent female. This is the second known such occurrence. The patient had a long stay in hospital but recovered from the condition and was followed up for one year after initial presentation.
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Herpes simplex (HS) is an opportunistic infection, primarily in immunocompromised patients, caused by herpes simplex virus. Oral and genital mucosa are the most commonly involved sites; it is rare for...
We want to present a case of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) after a herpetic esophagitis (HE) to increase the available evidence on the association suggested between both entities recently published b...
Esophagitis is highly prevalent in patients with esophageal atresia (EA). Peptic esophagitis has long been assumed to be the primary cause of esophagitis in this population, and prolonged acid suppres...
Lymphocytic esophagitis (LyE) is a rare chronic inflammatory disease of the esophagus, which shares clinical characteristics with the eosinophilic esophagitis. The most important part of its treatment...
This longitudinal clinical study aimed to determine the amount of creeping attachment and its relation to baseline recession depth after placement of free gingival grafts (FGG) apical to class I, II, ...
This study aims to investigate the incidence and clinical course of colonoscopy related perforation based on the result of a prospective registry.
This study is to evaluate the efficacy of esomeprazole 20 mg once daily and 40 mg once daily for 8 weeks on healing of Reflux Esophagitis in patients with reflux esophagitis in comparison ...
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of esomeprazole 20 mg once daily for 24 weeks on maintenance of Reflux Esophagitis in patients with healed reflux esophagiti...
The study is designed to assess the efficacy and safety of famciclovir 250 mg twice a day (bid) suppressive treatment in men and women with herpes virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection, with and ...
This study will evaluate and compare various methods for collecting lesion samples from subjects with clinically diagnosed herpes zoster for the laboratory confirmation of herpes zoster. T...
Chronic ESOPHAGITIS characterized by esophageal mucosal EOSINOPHILIA. It is diagnosed when an increase in EOSINOPHILS are present over the entire esophagus. The reflux symptoms fail to respond to PROTON PUMP INHIBITORS treatment, unlike in GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE. The symptoms are associated with IgE-mediated hypersensitivity to food or inhalant allergens.
Infection of the genitals (GENITALIA) with HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS in either the males or the females.
An attenuated vaccine used to prevent and/or treat HERPES ZOSTER, a disease caused by HUMAN HERPESVIRUS 3.
Herpes simplex, caused by type 1 virus, primarily spread by oral secretions and usually occurring as a concomitant of fever. It may also develop in the absence of fever or prior illness. It commonly involves the facial region, especially the lips and the nares. (Dorland, 27th ed.)
Trans-acting protein that combines with host factors to induce immediate early gene transcription in herpes simplex virus.
Pain is defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage”. Some illnesses can be excruci...