Pill induced esophagitis

Topic Completed: 1 October 2012

Minor changes: 17 December 2020

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Elliot Weisenberg, M.D.
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Cite this page: Weisenberg E. Pill induced esophagitis. website. Accessed October 25th, 2021.
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
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