AIDS Patient with Severe Esophageal Candidiasis, Report of a Case

Ichiro Hirata, Minoru Hasegawa, Yutaro Egashira, Yoshihito Nakagawa, Hiroya Takiuchi

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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 II·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.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalStomach and Intestine
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 01-06-1999


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gastroenterology

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Hirata, I., Hasegawa, M., Egashira, Y., Nakagawa, Y., & Takiuchi, H. (1999). AIDS Patient with Severe Esophageal Candidiasis, Report of a Case. Stomach and Intestine, 34(7).