Acute herpes simplex esophagitis in an immunocompetent adult with eosinophilic esophagitis
Wichelmann TA, Hoff RT, Silas DN. Acute Herpes Simplex Esophagitis in an Immunocompetent Adult with Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Case Rep Gastroenterol. 2021;15(3):1003-1007. Published 2021 Dec 30. doi:10.1159/000521124
Herpes simplex esophagitis (HSE) represents a rare entity in immunocompetent patients and has infrequently been described in association with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Causality in this rare association remains a debated topic. We present a case of HSE occurring in an immunocompetent adult with EoE and review the literature in support of EoE induced mucosal disruption predisposing to increased risk of HSE.