Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 282--284

Giant fungal gastric ulcer in an immunocompetent individual


Praveer Rai, Sunil B Chakraborty 
 Department of Gastroenterology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Praveer Rai
Department of Gastroenterology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India

Candida infection of gastrointestinal tract is frequent in immunocompromised patients and rare in an otherwise healthy person in whom no permissive factor is present. Herein is a case report on 25-year-old woman, 2 months postpartum, with fungal gastric ulcer with invasion leading to fungemia. She developed fever and anemia. Gastric biopsy and blood culture both showed growth of Candida albicans. The patient responded well to parenteral amphotericin B. This supports the hypothesis of invasion of Candida from gastric ulcer into blood.


How to cite this article:
Rai P, Chakraborty SB. Giant fungal gastric ulcer in an immunocompetent individual.Saudi J Gastroenterol 2012;18:282-284


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Rai P, Chakraborty SB. Giant fungal gastric ulcer in an immunocompetent individual. Saudi J Gastroenterol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Jan 18 ];18:282-284
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