The Endoscopy Archives
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Candida oesophagitis An oesophageal inflammation due to candida, and the most common type of nonpeptic oesophagitis. Predisponing factors are diabetes, corticosteroid treatmen (also as aerosols in the treatment of bronchial asthma), antibiotic treatment and malignancies, especially if treated with immunosuppressive drugs. The typical endoscopic finding is whitish plaques that in severe cases may be confluent. The best treatment is removal of the predisponing factor, if possible. Candica oesophagitis is often strikingly symptomfree.
December 8, 2011