What are the complications of esophagitis?

Updated: May 28, 2020
  • Author: Deepika Devuni, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Complications of esophagitis may include the following:

  • Bleeding and stricture formation
  • Perforation with mediastinitis (rare)
  • Volume depletion and weight loss
  • Laryngitis, aspiration pneumonitis, and bronchospasm
  • In infants, failure to thrive and apnea

See Clinical Presentation for more detail.

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