Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 103–105 | Cite as

Mycobacterial esophagitis in AIDS

  • Philip Goodman
  • Susan S. Pinero
  • Ronald M. Rance
  • Peter W. A. Mansell
  • Gonzalo Uribe-Botero


A patient with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) who presented with dysphagia is described. Barium swallow demonstrated diffuse esophagitis with longitudinal ulceration and sinus tracts to the mediastinum. Mycobacteria were seen on esophageal biopsies andMycobacterium tuberculosis was cultured from a pleural effusion. Mycobacterial esophagitis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of esophagitis in AIDS, particularly when sinus tracts are demonstrated.

Key words

Esophagitis Mycobacteria Tuberculosis AIDS 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Goodman
    • 1
  • Susan S. Pinero
    • 1
  • Ronald M. Rance
    • 1
  • Peter W. A. Mansell
    • 1
  • Gonzalo Uribe-Botero
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyThe University of Texas Medical School at HoustonHoustonUSA

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