Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  1998 Apr;18(2):145-151.

A retrospective study, with emphasis on endoscopic findings

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Inha University, Sungnam, Korea.
  • 2Department of Pathology College of Medicine, Inha University, Sungnam, Korea.

Abstract

BACKGROUND/AIMS
Generally, candida esophagitis has a low incidence of occurrence, but the prevalence of candida esophagitis was found to be higher in cases involving patients with impaired immunity due to an underlying disease and thereby using immunosupressive drugs. This study was designed to evaluate the relation of symptoms, endoscopic findings, and pathologic findings of each patient.
METHODS
Between January 1993 and August 1996, 14,090 upper digestive tract endoscopies were done in Inha hospital. Among those patients, 20 cases of candida esophagitis (0.14%) were confirmed by an endoscopic biopsy. During these same endoscopic sessions, retrospectively reviews were conducted.

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