Abstract: Human adenovirus mostly causes self-limiting diseases but may also induce serious complications in healthy as well as immunocompromised patients. We report a case of a 40-year-old homosexual man with chronic untreated human immunodeficiency virus infection, presenting with dysphagia because of an ulcerative esophagitis caused by human adenovirus. Adenovirus infection as a cause of esophagitis has not been reported before, so it should be considered in a differential diagnosis of dysphagia, especially in the context of human immunodeficiency virus.
From the *Department of Internal Medicine, Ziekenhuisgroep Twente, Almelo; and †Departments of Internal Medicine, and ‡Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Medisch Spectrum Twente; and §Laboratory for Pathology East Netherlands, Enschede, The Netherlands.
Correspondence to: Dennis Boumans, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Ziekenhuisgroep Twente Almelo, PO Box 7600, Zilvermeeuw 1, 7600 SZ Almelo, The Netherlands. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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