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Esophagitis

Normal esophagus compared to esophagitis

Esophagitis is irritation or inflammation of the esophagus. The esophagus is the tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach. Esophagitis can be painful and can make it hard to swallow.

Current as of: February 10, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review:

E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine

Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine

Peter J. Kahrilas MD - Gastroenterology

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