Retracting the endoscope a
is visible. A white, streaky or spotted fur
of the throat is a typical picture.
Methotrexate therapy for severe,
rheumatoid arthritis is responsible for
with candida is the most frequent
infectious esophagitis. The mucosa
is initially spotted by a white or
yellowish fur, which gets confluent with progressive disease and
covers the whole mucosa in late stages.
The mucosa presents dark red and is
A monilial esophagitis
normally develops in immunocompromised patients.
In this example immunosuppression resulted
from chemotherapy for chronic
lymphatic leucemia. Only in rare cases
otherwise healthy patients develop esophageal