Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology / 1997 / Article

Case Report | Open Access

Volume 8 |Article ID 397147 | https://doi.org/10.1155/1997/397147

Daniel Eymard, Luc Martin, Gilbert Doummar, Jean Piché, "Herpes Simplex Esophagitis in Immunocompetent Hosts", Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, vol. 8, Article ID 397147, 3 pages, 1997. https://doi.org/10.1155/1997/397147

Herpes Simplex Esophagitis in Immunocompetent Hosts

Received30 Oct 1996
Accepted18 Feb 1997

Abstract

Over four months, three cases of biopsy-proven herpes simplex esophagitis were seen at Centre hospitalier Pierre-Boucher, Longueuil, in young adult males with no evidence of immunosuppression and negative serological testing for antibody against the human immunodeficiency virus. Clinical presentation consisted of odynophagia, fever and retrosternal chest pain. All patients rapidly improved with acyclovir therapy.

Copyright © 1997 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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