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Michael Andrew Yu: michael.yu@emory.edu

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.


The Black Esophagus in the Renal Transplant Patient.


Journal Title:

Case Reports in Nephrology


Volume 2019


, Pages 5085670-5085670

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Acute esophageal necrosis (AEN) is an uncommon disease characterized by gastrointestinal bleeding and endoscopic findings of circumferential black-colored necrosis of the distal esophagus. Patients at risk include elderly males over the age of 65, who typically have multiple chronic medical issues including vascular disease and diabetes. Mortality is reported to be 32%. Here, we present a case of AEN in a renal transplant patient and describe potential inciting factors such as immunosuppression and opportunistic diseases.

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Copyright © 2019 Michael Andrew Yu et al.

This is an Open Access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
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