Fungal Gastroduodenitis

  • Sara Castelo Branco Unidade Funcional de Medicina 4, Hospital de Santa Marta, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central, Lisbon
  • Ana Teresa Ferreira Unidade Funcional de Medicina 4, Hospital de Santa Marta, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central, Lisbon
  • Sofia Saraiva Serviço de Gastrenterologia, Instituto Português de Oncologia, Lisbon
  • Mário Jorge Silva Serviço de Gastrenterologia, Hospital de Santo António dos Capuchos, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central, Lisbon
  • Teresa Garcia Unidade Funcional de Medicina 4, Hospital de Santa Marta, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central, Lisbon
Keywords: Gastroduodenitis, Fungal infection, Candida spp.

Abstract

Candida infection of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is rare in the immunocompetent individual. In immunocompromised patients, it frequently involves the oesophagus, but extra-oesophageal involvement is uncommon. We report a case of primary and isolated gastroduodenal candidiasis. Upper GI endoscopy with biopsy of gastric mucosa was crucial for making the diagnosis. The patient showed transient improvement after therapy with fluconazole.

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  • Published: 2017-09-28

    Issue: Vol 4 No 7 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Castelo Branco, S., Ferreira, A. T., Saraiva, S., Silva, M. J., & Garcia, T. (2017). Fungal Gastroduodenitis. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 4(7). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2017_000628