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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 88-90

Candida esophagitis in achalasia cardia: Case report and review of literature


Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Raebareily Road, Lucknow - 226 014, India

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Sanjay S Baijal
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rae Bareily Road, Lucknow - 226 014, U.P
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-3767.32184

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Candida albicans is by far the most common cause of infectious esophagitis. In most patients, this infection is secondary to an immuno-compromised state. In nearly 25% of the cases, underlying causes of esophageal stasis, e.g., achalasia and scleroderma, facilitate fungal colonization of the esophagus. Double contrast esophagography is a highly sensitive tool for diagnosing candida esophagitis. This report discusses the uncommon association of Candida esophagitis with achalasia cardia, their radiographic features and a short review of the available literature.


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