Fungal Peptic Ulcer Disease in an Immunocompetent Patient
KeywordsPeptic ulcer disease, Candida infection
The lifetime prevalence of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) is 5–10%. While PUD in immunocompetent patients is most commonly associated with Helicobacter pylori infection or the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), other common causes of PUD must also be considered in the differential diagnosis. We describe a case of endoscopic and histological resolution of PUD related to Candida infection in a healthy, immunocompetent woman.
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