Pill induced esophagitis

Topic Completed: 1 October 2012

Minor changes: 12 February 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Pill induced esophagitis

Elliot Weisenberg, M.D.
Page views in 2019: 2,063
Page views in 2020 to date: 1,183
Cite this page: Weisenberg E. Pill induced esophagitis. website. Accessed August 10th, 2020.
Definition / general
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Inflammatory exudate, ulceration, inflamed granulation tissue, prominent eosinophils, necrotic squamous epithelium, polarizable crystalline foreign material, multinucleated giant cells
  • Fungi or viral inclusions present in 20% of cases due to alendronate
Back to top