Title

Acute herpes simplex esophagitis in an immunocompetent adult with eosinophilic esophagitis

Affiliations

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Article

PubMed ID

35110988


 

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