Which histologic findings are characteristic of HIV esophagitis?

Updated: May 28, 2020
  • Author: Deepika Devuni, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Multiple, small, aphthoid lesions are observed during the period of transient fever, chills, malaise, and rash of early infection with human immunodefiency virus (HIV). Later, giant deep ulcers extending up several centimeters are observed. Fistula formation, perforation, hemorrhage, or superinfection may complicate large ulcers.

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