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Candida albicans colonization on an intragastric balloon.
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PMID:  23879413     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Here we present the case of Candida albicans colonization on an intragastric balloon placed for weight loss. A 52-year-old obese woman achieved a BMI reduction of 10.9 kg/m(2) within 7 months as a result of a BioEnterics Intragastric Balloon and a well-balanced, low-calorie diet. During endoscopy for balloon removal, the balloon, which was well impacted in the gastric fundus, was found to be lime green in color with clusters of cone-shaped cultures on its surface. Microbiology assessment revealed the presence of Candida albicans, although the patient was totally asymptomatic.
Authors:
Katerina Kotzampassi; Olga Vasilaki; Christina Stefanidou; Vasilis Grosomanidis
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian journal of endoscopic surgery     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1758-5910     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian J Endosc Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101506753     Medline TA:  Asian J Endosc Surg     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  214-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2013 Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery, Asia Endosurgery Task Force and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Aristotle's University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.
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