Candida oesophagitis

Case contributed by Dr Roman Bernal Troetsch


Patient with dysphagia and odynophagia of one month of evolution to liquids and solids. History of AIDS.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male

Irregular oesophagus or "shaggy" appearance caused by thick plaques with trapping of barium between them and decrease of lumen with irregular contours in the lower third.

Case Discussion

One week later the brushing of the plaques by upper endoscopy yeast and pseudohyphae were demonstrated confirming a characteristic Candida infection.

The diagnosis of candida esophagitis was proven.

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Case information

rID: 37086
Published: 26th May 2015
Last edited: 25th Mar 2018
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