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Herpes esophagitis is a type of esophagitis caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). It is an inflammation of the esophagus, the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. Symptoms of herpes esophagitis include difficulty swallowing, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, and fever. Treatment typically involves antiviral medications to reduce the severity of symptoms and prevent further outbreaks.
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