Fungal Peptic Ulcer Disease in an Immunocompetent Patient

  • Ridwaan Albeiruti Department of Medicine, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
  • Fahad Chaudhary Department of Medicine, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
  • Hiren Vallabh Section of Digestive Diseases, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
  • Troy Krupica Department of Medicine, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
  • Justin Kupec Section of Digestive Diseases, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA

Keywords

Peptic ulcer disease, Candida infection

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Fahad Chaudhary,
Department of Medicine, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA

Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

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  • Published: 2020-05-21

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    How to cite:
    Albeiruti, R., Chaudhary, F., Vallabh, H., Krupica, T., & Kupec, J. (2020). Fungal Peptic Ulcer Disease in an Immunocompetent Patient. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2020_001696