Candidal infection of gastric ulcers. Histology, incidence, and clinical significance.

@article{Katzenstein1979CandidalIO,
  title={Candidal infection of gastric ulcers. Histology, incidence, and clinical significance.},
  author={Aaron Katzenstein and John A. Maksem},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  year={1979},
  volume={71 2},
  pages={137-41}
}
Fungal organisms morphologically resembling Candida were found in one third of 72 consecutive surgically resected gastric ulcers. In over half of these cases the organisms were present in the mycelial form. Large numbers of fungi forming clusters were found in 13 cases (18%) and were associated with a surprisingly high postoperative mortality, (38.5%). These organisms are most likely one manifestation of debility in otherwise poor-risk patients rather than a cause of the high morbidity and… CONTINUE READING

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