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Korean J Gastrointest Endosc. 2003 Oct;27(4):211-215. Korean. Case Report.
Lee JH , Lee OJ , Min HJ , Kang DY , Moon IG , Lee KD , Kim HJ , Kim TH , Jung WT .
Department of Internal Medicine, Gyeongsang National University College of Medicine, Jinju, Korea. ojlee@nongae.gsnu.ac.kr
Abstract

Candida species are the most common cause of all cases of infectious esophagitis, and Candida albicans is the main causative organism of these infections. Candida glabrata has been considered a relatively nonpathogenic saprophyte of the normal flora of healthy individuals, rarely causing serious infection in human. However, following the widespread and increased use of broad-spectrum antibiotics and immunosuppressive therapy, the frequency of infections caused by C. glabrata has increased significantly. C. glabrata is of special importance because C. glabrata infections are associated with a highest mortality rate and resistant to azole antifungal agents, especially fluconazole. We report a case of C. glabrata esophagitis resistant to fluconazole but treated effectively with amphotericin B.

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