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Disease or Condition — Digestive Disorders:
postoperative esophagitis

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Description

Esophagitis NOS (not otherwise specified) is a term used to describe inflammation of the esophagus that does not fit into any of the more specific categories of esophagitis. It is usually caused by an infection, such as a virus, bacteria, or fungus, or by an allergic reaction to a medication or food. Symptoms of esophagitis NOS may include difficulty swallowing, chest pain, heartburn, and nausea. Treatment typically involves medications to reduce inflammation and to treat the underlying cause.

Synonyms
  • chemical esophagitis
  • esophagitis
  • peptic esophagitis
  • radiation esophagitis
  • regurgitant esophagitis
Symptoms (patient's findings)
  • asthenia
  • chest pain
  • fatigue
  • hematemesis
Signs (examiner's findings)
  • epigastric tenderness
  • orthostatic hypotension
  • shock

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