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Esophageal candidiasis in an immunocompetent host: case report and review of literature

Aminder Singh, Rajoo Singh Chhina, Omesh Goyal, Prerna Goyal, Pavneet Kaur

Keywords : Esophageal candidiasis, fluconazole, immunocompetent

Citation Information : Singh A, Chhina RS, Goyal O, Goyal P, Kaur P. Esophageal candidiasis in an immunocompetent host: case report and review of literature. J Gastrointest Infect 2016; 6 (1):54-56.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-jogi-6-1-54

License: CC BY-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Infection by Candida species is the most common cause of infectious esophagitis in adults. Esophageal candidiasis (EC) occurs most commonly in immunocompromised hosts, such as those with human immunodeficiency virus infection. However, EC may also occur in immunocompetent individuals with or without apparent predisposing risk factors and symptoms. We report a case of EC incidentally discovered in an immunocompetent middle age male who underwent esophagogastro- duodenoscopy for dyspeptic symptoms. The only potential risk factor was long-term use of alcohol. Treatment with fluconazole led to complete resolution of EC.

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