What are the risk factors for esophageal candidiasis?

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

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