*Corresponding author:Syed Adnan Mohiuddin, Clinical Fellow, Department of Endoscopy, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, PO BOX 3050, Qatar
Received: December 12, 2017; Published: December 19, 2017
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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