Rhonda Yantiss, MD; New York, New York
Sponsored by Baylor Scott and White
Objective: Esophageal injury can result from diverse etiologies, including GERD, hypersensitivity, medications, and infection. Distinction between these entities is clinically important, as treatment strategies vary. This lecture summarizes the diagnostic features of different types of esophagitis with
emphasis on key distinguishing features.
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should beable to:
• Distinguish between gastroesophageal reflux disease and other forms of esophagitis;
• Recognize features that suggest infectious esophagitis;
• Know histologic features of medication-induced and immunemediated esophagitis.