AIDS Patient with Severe Esophageal Candidiasis, Report of a Case Ichiro Hirata 1 , Minoru Hasegawa 1 , Yutaro Egashira 2 , Yoshihito Nakagawa 1 , Hiroya Takiuchi 1 1The Second Department of Internal Medicine, Osaka Medical College 2The First Department of Pathology, Osaka Medical College Keyword: 食道カンジダ症 , AIDS , 上部消化管内視鏡検査 pp.899-903
Published Date 1999/6/25
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1403103087
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 A 45-year-old male underwent upper endoscopy at our hospital because of dysphagia and high fever. He was diagnosed as having severe esophageal Candidiasis based on endoscopic findings showing thick yellowish white Slough, entirely covering the esophageal mucosal surface. Candida pseudohyphae in esophageal biopsies was identified using H・E staining, as well as PAS staining. Moreover, C. albicans was isolated from esophageal biopsies. Further examination demonstrated HIV infection.

 On encountering a patient with severe esophageal Candidiasis, AIDS should be considered as a possible cause.

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