Acute Esophagitis Patterns

Acute esophagitis describes an injury pattern that includes intraepithelial neutrophils, erosions, and/or ulcerations. This pattern of injury is entirely nonspecific. While findings in ulcer debris are easy to overlook since ulcers have a “busy” visual appearance, the cause of the ulcer can occasionally be identified by careful inspection.



Common Causes of acute esophagitis (click link to redirect to each topic):


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