Image DDX
Mobile NEW!
Videocasts NEW!

Case of the Week 332

What's the most likely diagnosis?

  • 36 year-old male with odynophagia and CD4 count of 30

  1. Candidiasis
  2. Herpes esophagitis
  3. Esophageal varices
  4. Kaposi's sarcoma
  5. HIV esophagitis

Additional Images - None


Additional Images

No additional images


5. HIV Esophagitis

More (Click Discussion Tab)

HIV Esophagitis

General Considerations

  • Most patients with HIV related esophagitis have Candidiasis
  • Other pathogens include cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes simples virus (HSV) and Mycobacterium-avium intracellulare (MAI)
  • HIV (idiopathic) esophagitis may be the cause if no other pathogens are found

More ...

This Week

36 year-old male with odynophagia and CD4 count of 30

This podcast reviews 7 fractures and 2 dislocations involving bones in and around the wrist including Colles fracture and lunate dislocation; there is a mini, self-quiz at the end


Subscribe to video podcasts from and be notified when new mini-tutorials designed especially for the small screen become available
A mobile version for your PDA or internet-enabled smartphone with lists of differential diagnoses, most commons and more
An approach to bowel gas patterns, soft tissue masses and abdominal calcifications
The top diagnostic images that all medical students should know according to the Alliance of Medical Student Educators in Radiology
A pattern-recognition approach to the diagnosis of cardiac disease from frontal chest radiographs
Key differential diagnoses in gastrointestinal imaging
How to recognize the most common arthritides is an award-winning educational site aimed primarily at medical students and radiology residents-in-training, containing  lectures, handouts, images, Cases of the Week, archives of case quizzes, flashcards of differential diagnoses and “most commons” lists, primarily in the areas of chest, GI, cardiac, and bone radiology.