Table of ContentsDefinition / general | Diagnosis | Case reports | Gross description | Electron microscopy description | Differential diagnosis
Cite this page: Weisenberg, E. HIV / human immunodeficiency virus. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/esophagusHIVesophagitis.html. Accessed November 21st, 2018.
Definition / general
- Associated with idiopathic esophageal ulcers and opportunistic infections (Candida, CMV, herpes, TB, J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2005;20:722)
- Histology with immunostains is best, viral culture and cytology are not helpful (J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2004;2:564)
- Large ulcers, severe active inflammation
Electron microscopy description
- HIV-like viral particles in idiopathic ulcers