Clinical findings and risk factors for Candida esophagitis in outpatients.

  title={Clinical findings and risk factors for Candida esophagitis in outpatients.},
  author={Jody A Underwood and James Williams and Ray F. Keate},
  journal={Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus},
  volume={16 2},
We retrospectively reviewed 18 patients with endoscopically discovered Candida esophagitis to more fully characterize this entity and identify predisposing conditions. Candida esophagitis was defined by the presence of fungal mycelia on brush cytology. Only two patients had an associated malignancy. Other possible predisposing risk factors were acid suppressive therapy (14 patients), prior gastric surgery (five), mucosal barrier injury (four), inhaled steroid use (four), oral steroid use (three… CONTINUE READING

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