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A rare cause of gastric perforation-Candida infection: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  23285460     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Fungal microorganisms as a cause of gastric perforation, is very rare. Most of the cases of gastric perforation are seen as the complications of peptic ulcer disease, the intake of NSAIDs (Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs), neoplastic diseases, etc. We are reporting a case of a 50 year old male who presented with a sudden onset of abdominal pain and shock and was diagnosed as acute peritonitis which was caused by a gastrointestinal perforation. An emergency exploratory laporotomy was performed and a gastric perforation repair with omentoplexy was done. However, the patient died in the post operative period due to a sudden cardiac arrest. A gastric perforation edge biopsy revealed the presence of fungal hyphae. The peritoneal fluid culture revealed Candida albicans colonies.
Authors:
Nalini Gupta
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical and diagnostic research : JCDR     Volume:  6     ISSN:  2249-782X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Diagn Res     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-03     Completed Date:  2013-01-04     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101488993     Medline TA:  J Clin Diagn Res     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1564-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Dr. Nalini Gupta, Department of Histopathology, SRL Religare Reference Laboratory , Gurgoan, India.
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