Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : May | Volume : 11 | Issue : 5 | Page : OD20 - OD21

Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding Due to Idiopathic Oesophageal Ulceration in the Era of HAART: A Vanishing yet Pernicious Aetiology OD20-OD21

Sofia Nigar, Tagore Sunkara, Mel A Ona, Vinaya Gaduputi, Madhavi Reddy

Correspondence
Dr. Tagore Sunkara,
240 Willoughby St, 16G, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
E-mail: tagoresunkara@hotmail.com

Oesophageal ulcers are a rare cause of upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding (GIB). In patients with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), oesophageal diseases including oesophageal ulcers are very common. Idiopathic Oesophageal Ulcers (IOU) comprises a subgroup of oesophageal ulcers with no identifiable cause. IOU mainly present as odynophagia, retrosternal chest pain, decreased oral intake, and weight loss. Upper GIB is a rare presentation. In the era of Highly Active Anti Retroviral Therapy (HAART), with improvement in CD4 count, this entity is almost forgotten.