H-Index
38
Scimago Lab
powered by Scopus
JCR
Clarivate
Analytics
call: +1.631.629.4327
Mon-Fri 10 am - 2 pm EST

Logo

MSMbanner
Medical Science Monitor Basic Research

AmJCaseRep
MedSciTechnol

eISSN: 2329-0358

Get your full text copy in PDF

Case of esophagitis in a posttransplant female patient

Ilona Kurnatowska, Marek Pazurek, MichaƂ Nowicki

Ann Transplant 2007; 12(3): 39-42

ID: 546267


Background: Renal transplant patients are at high risk for bacterial, viral and fungal infections. The infections occur characteristically within well-defi ned risk periods after transplantation, but their clinical presentation is frequently atypical. Candida albicans is the normal part of body fl ora but in immunocompromized patient this pathogen may lead to severe opportunistic diseases.
Case Report: A case of esophageal candidosis due to Candida albicans in a 56-year-old female patient, who was one year after kidney transplantation, is reported. The clinical manifestations of gastrointestinal candidosis were atypical and the patient was initially suspected of having a malignancy. She developed several complications of esophageal candidiasis such as ulceration, bleeding and esophageal obstruction secondary to stricture and mycetoma formation. Eventually the patient achieved clinical and mycological recovery after the prolonged treatment with systemic antimycotics.
Conclusions: The fungal infections may occur in different periods after transplantation, have atypical manifestations and require systemic long-term therapy.

Keywords: Kidney Transplantation, fungal infection, esophageal candidosis

This paper has been published under Creative Common Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) allowing to download articles and share them with others as long as they credit the authors and the publisher, but without permission to change them in any way or use them commercially.
I agree