Read summary for esophageal candidiasis in DynaMed Plus. Click on the Causes and Risk Factors section.
Risk factors discussed include:
♦recent antibiotic use
♦immunosuppressed state, including HIV/AIDS
♦cancer, especially in patients with previous exposure to radiation, recent cytotoxic chemotherapy, recent antibiotic therapy, corticosteroid therapy, neutropenia
♦inhaled corticosteroid use
♦chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Updated 2/23/2016 ldt