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Esophagitis Dessicans Superficialis - Impressive Endoscopic Appearance of a Benign Condition

Volume 1 - Issue 7

Syed Adnan Mohiuddin1*, Rafie Yakoob2, Hamidullah Wani2, Omer Eljyli Elssedig2, Khalid Mohsen Al Ejji2 and Saad Rashid Al Kaabi2

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    • 1Department of Endoscopy, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar
    • 2Department of Gastroenterology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar

    *Corresponding author: Syed Adnan Mohiuddin, Clinical Fellow, Department of Endoscopy, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, PO BOX 3050, Qatar; Email: saadalkaabi@hamad.qa

Received: December 12, 2017;   Published: December 19, 2017

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000609

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Abstract

Esophagitis Dessicans Superficialis (EDS) refers to a rare and unique lesion of the esophagus characterized by sloughing of esophageal mucosa. A benign condition, it is thought to be a mucosal reaction to various types of insults or a mucosal allergic response. Various clinical presentations, endoscopic appearances and associations with systemic diseases have been described in literature. We report 4 consecutive cases of this rare condition in our endoscopy practice with varying endoscopic characteristics and present a literature review of EDS.

Abbreviations: EDS: Esophagitis Dessicans Superficialis; EGD: Esophagus Gastro duodenoscopy; PAS: Periodic Acid Schiff; HSV: Herpes Simplex Virus; CMV: Cytomegalovirus; PPI: Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy; SLE: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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